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A Cawful Examination Of Connecticut’s Crows

Hartford’s crows roosting around Stop and Shop on New Park Avenue. Photo by Patrick Skahill for WNPR

At twilight in late fall, thousands of crows take wing above highways running through Hartford. These crow “commuters” are headed home to roost, but where, exactly, do they go?

It’s something I’ve wondered for a while. Every fall, going back several years — if I look outside my office at dusk, I see crows flying south.

“The numbers can be amazing,” said Chris Vann, a wildlife biologist with the state.

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