Anyone seeing more crows over the last two years?

wertach zone 7-B SCJune 10, 2013

I live near Fountain Inn, SC, about 17 miles south of Greenville.

I noticed that I had a lot more crows last year than normal and this year they have doubled!

They haven't caused a lot of trouble. They ate a few bean seeds and plucked some corn seedlings. They needed thinning anyway.

I can look out any window of my house and there will be several hanging around! When I go outside they fly away.

I don't know what is attracting them since nothing new has been planted.

I have large hickory trees and oaks so they may be eating the nuts. But those trees are at least 50 years old so they should have found them earlier!

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lkzz(7b)

Agee...I live in Roebuck (Walnut Grove area, Spartanburg County). I hear them too - lots of ruckus. Speaking of "more" in our area - how about the rain!?!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 2:46PM
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wertach zone 7-B SC

The rain is messing with me real bad!

It caused my first planted seeds rot in the ground. Then I couldn't plant because it was too wet. Now the weeds are taking over since I can't weed the wet ground! I sink up to my ankles!

I think my tomatoes are drowning too!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 12:00PM
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nannerbelle(8A)

I've got more here than I've seen in the past. I kinda gave credit for that to the fact I'm about the last person left in a 5 mile radius of my place. Everyone else has already moved out. That has meant an increase in all the wildlife around here. I'm seeing more of everything this year.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 12:46PM
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wertach zone 7-B SC

nannerbelle, I didn't think about the change in the environment around here. I am the only gardener within 2 miles now. The older gardeners have died out and the widows don't plant anything.

Plus there is a fairly new subdivision that joins my property on what used to be farm land. And another sub on old farmland 1/2 mile away.

The crows may have lost their habitat!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 5:13PM
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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

Wasn't it a virus (West Nile?) a few years ago they told us would be evidenced by death of crows and bluejays?

We had both but never in any quantity even though we were amid farmlands of a more rural county. What I do notice is starlings are almost absent.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 7:20PM
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nannerbelle(8A)

Perhaps so Dottie, but here I know the crow population has picked up in the last couple of years but I've always been covered in Blue Jays. I can't step out in the yard that I don't see several. The thing is now, we really don't have a lot of standing water in the area since all the people are gone. The natural water around me is moving and flowing creeks. Perhaps that has helped cut down on the virus.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 10:07AM
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