A ‘murder’ of crows at St Katharine Docks

Now this is just plain weird. Fascinating weird though. I know some of you must be getting fed up with my corvid obsession but hey, what can you do?

The sequence of photographs below (click the image to see them) was taken over a period of 20 minutes or so.

I had just come from a very pleasant chat with the Friends of St Katharine Docks when I  noticed a large group of crows (corvids) on top of the Guoman Tower Hotel. I say (corvids) because there might have been all sorts up there.

I stood and watched in fascination as up to 30 crows flew around and onto the roof. Some flew off but others turned up.

After a while the crows started to fly away until, within a couple of minutes, none were left.

A 'murder' of crows, Wapping, E1


[Click on the image above to see larger versions of all photos on Flickr.]

Watching this gathering you could sense that this was a meeting with a purpose.

As the Guoman Tower Hotel is literally over the road from the Tower of London where our friends the Tower Ravens and the Ravenmaster live I wonder if Merlin and crew ever attend?

I don’t know what time the ‘murder’ of crows started but I think it might be a regular thing. I intend to find out.


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