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Old 01-30-2016, 08:52 PM
 
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While visiting a cemetery years ago in the summer, a large number of crows begin showing up. They were arriving from all directions. Eventually thousands. It was a large cemetery and covered. The thing that baffles me is they came from all directions as if it were a scheduled event. Ive never seen more than 3-5 crows at a time otherwise. If you know of similar experiences do share.
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:15 AM
 
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While visiting a cemetery years ago in the summer, a large number of crows begin showing up. They were arriving from all directions. Eventually thousands. It was a large cemetery and covered. The thing that baffles me is they came from all directions as if it were a scheduled event. Ive never seen more than 3-5 crows at a time otherwise. If you know of similar experiences do share.
This is common, especially in the evening. Crows seem to find a place to roost together for the night. I am pretty sure they use the same place multiple nights. A cemetery would be good for them with a lot of trees and very few people around.


Crows are actually fairly intelligent.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:36 PM
 
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Crows are actually very intelligent:

Crows Have Human-Like Intelligence, Author Says


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE4BT8QSgZk

There have also been experiments that show they can pass some information down to their offspring; there was a show on PBS about this but I can't remember the name of the researchers. Crows will gather around a deceased member of the flock and inspect it, so-called crow funerals:

Crow Funeral - with Tony Angell | BirdNote

Maybe they gather in our cemeteries to celebrate our deaths and their plans to eventually become our avian overlords.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:47 PM
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Crows are actually very intelligent:

Crows Have Human-Like Intelligence, Author Says


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE4BT8QSgZk

There have also been experiments that show they can pass some information down to their offspring; there was a show on PBS about this but I can't remember the name of the researchers. Crows will gather around a deceased member of the flock and inspect it, so-called crow funerals:

Crow Funeral - with Tony Angell | BirdNote

Maybe they gather in our cemeteries to celebrate our deaths and their plans to eventually become our avian overlords.
While I cannot watch the video, I recently saw a science show that showed evidence they have funerals of sorts for their own. They certainly are smart. Lets hope The Birds film does not come true.
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Old 01-31-2016, 01:01 PM
 
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I recall reading that crows attempt tool making, not kidding.
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Old 01-31-2016, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I recall reading that crows attempt tool making, not kidding.
Have a look at this video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTtDbyQTQV0
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Old 01-31-2016, 02:37 PM
 
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Have a look at this video:
when they say bird brain they are obviously not talking about a crow
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Old 01-31-2016, 04:30 PM
 
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I can't imagine letting crows use a cemetery for a roost. Imagine the outcry if someone visited a loved ones gravesite only to find the tombstone covered with guano.
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Old 01-31-2016, 04:44 PM
 
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A crow is my animal spirit totem. There is a lot of different opinions on what a (mass)visitation might mean. Different cultures have different interpretations. It might be interesting for you to research/learn if any of the other stuff going on in your life coincide with any of the beliefs that are common to those cultures in regards to crow visitation.
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:31 PM
 
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I can't imagine letting crows use a cemetery for a roost. Imagine the outcry if someone visited a loved ones gravesite only to find the tombstone covered with guano.
"Let" them?

Hahaha! Like they're gonna ask permission?
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