Observation Logs, South Dakota, U.S.A. The American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos.

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South Dakota Crow Observation Logs

This section includes reports of various observers from the State of South Dakota.

01/14/2001: SDSU Campus, Brookings, South Dakota, U.S.A.

Location_Description: Residential area 2 blocks south of the South Dakota State University campus. Area is in 1 block radius to 2 fast food rest, 2 gasoline stations, and a number of private residences. Well light at night by streetlights, and there is light tree cover, mostly elms and conifers

Behavior: at approx. 10:00 pm (2200) a large group of crows (specific species not identified) began making extremely loud noise(louder than police sirens). I went outside to investigate and could see more than 200 crows cirling the area in a tight meandering circular pattern. They remained in tight group formation with the exception of about 7 crows which seemed to be serving in a "scout" capacity, flying on the far reaches of the group, at which point the large body of crows would move to the area the scouts had just been in. There seemed to be no apparent reason for their behavior. After 15 minutes of this they disappeared to roosts and ceased their noise. (Wendy A Morrison)

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