Thursday, July 02, 2009

A Flock of Fish Crows

On a visit to the South Cape May Meadows over the weekend, I came across this group of Fish Crows. They were calling from fence posts, flying around, and generally carrying on in the way that Fish Crows often do. Fish Crows were very prominent at the Meadows while I was there.

Here are a few photos:

Fish Crows (Corvus ossifragus) are related to the more widespread American Crows (C. brachyrhynchos), but are found along eastern coasts and waterways. Their most distinctive attribute is their voice, which is nasal and higher pitched than American Crows.