Nature Walk with Brad Klein: Crows and the Mob

Written by on March 16, 2021

Nature Walk with Brad Klein: Crows and the Mob

By Brad Klein

March 16, 2021

Crows Mobbing a Red-tailed Hawk, Jan 2021. Photo | Brad Klein / WLVR

WLVR’s Brad Klein spent days this winter tracking down an enormous evening roost of crows. More than ten thousand American and Fish Crows spend the night in Allentown’s 1st Ward, blanketing the trees and even the ground in places. But what do they do when they detect a predator among the trees where they sleep? It’s a behavior known as ‘mobbing.’

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