There are between 10,000 and 12,000 fewer crows in the city of Watertown this winter compared to just two years ago.
That's according to what the crews of Loomacres Wildlife Management told the Watertown Daily Times.
The birds are reportedly moving out of the inner city and flocking to the areas closer to the Black River for the second-straight year. Specifically, they are heading to the Veteran's Memorial Riverwalk, which is considered a positive due to the lack of housing in that area.
Loomacres, of course, has been using pyrotechnics, air rifles and lasers to haze the crows each winter for years now. And the biologists tell the Times the scare tactics are working, with the crows sometimes even flying the coop before crews get out of their vehicles.