Non Birding Bill and I drove by Loring Park tonight and expected to find this:
But when we arrived there, the crow roost was bare! The roost has moved. As I let loose a stream of profanity as to how this affects Birds and Beers, NBB said, "You know what happened, they arrived around Thanksgiving and said, 'Oh, we were here last year, this place is all played out,' and then another crow said, 'I know this other little spot that's much quieter that no one knows about and is so cool.' See your problem is that you have hipster crows."
Indeed, the roost has officially moved to Elliot Park, not too far away, but we will not get the same view we had at last year's Birds and Beers. We should still see crows fly in but they will most likely not stay at Loring outside of Joe's Garage. Perhaps after it gets dark, we can caravan over to Elliot Park to see the sleeping crows? So Birds and Beers is still on at Joe's Garage for Saturday at 4:30pm. Sounds like we'll have more beer than birds.