|Common Name||Fish Crow|
|Scientific Name||Corvus ossifragus|
|Type of Report||Rare Species|
|Date of Observation||04/03/2021|
|Reporting Observer's Name||Manuel Morales|
|Mailing Address||31 Front St|
Williamstown, MA 01267
|Latitude of Observation||42°45'35.2"N|
|Longitude of Observation||73°14'02.4"W|
|Place Name||Quarry at Pownal Racetrack|
|Vermont eBird Checklist URL||ebird.org|
|Time of Day||09:15 AM|
|Length of Time Observed||10 seconds|
|Maximum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)||1000 ft|
|Minimum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)||150 ft|
|Optical Equipment Used for Observation|
None. ID made by sound.
|Observer’s Previous Acquaintance With This or Similar Species|
This species is not unexpected just over the line in Williamstown MA where I usually bird, although it is vastly out numbered by American Crows. I have previously recorded audio of this species four times: https://ebird.org/media/catalog?taxonCode=fiscro&userId=USER13149&mediaType=a although I did not record this observation.
|I certify that that attachments included with this report were captured during this observation event.|
Flyover. Perhaps a little "snappier" than typical AMCR flight style.
|Description of Vocalizations|
Nasal caw. Didn't hear the double uh-huh, but distinctive nevertheless.
|Verbal Narrative & Description of Observation|
I observed a single Fish Crow flying approximately SW roughly parallel to the Hoosic River. I was first alerted to the bird by the distinctive nasal caw. This species has been in the area locally for the past few weeks with two observations reported by me in Williamstown MA just a few miles away on 25 March 2021
|IMPORTANT: What similar species were eliminated when making the identification and how was this bird different?|
AMCR excluded by distinctive nasal caw
|This report was written from notes taken:||Written from Memory|