July 16, 2016

This Week in Noe Valley: Pocket Monsters Everywhere, Fire Fallout and Renting in the 94114


The latest news from, about and for Noe Valley from around the interwebs:
[Photo: Summer color via maria.bruno.sf]

5 comments:

stevenj said...

Re: Crows in Noe Valley - sometimes they are an alarm clock.

The crows are an annual event on our block. The trees in the yard behind us are large and leafy and the crows seem to like to breed/nest in them, usually spring through mid summer. The outdoor cats who are looking for a hot meal are no match for the crows. Last year when one cat climbed up one of the trees for a better look she (or he) set off a crow alarm system that had them coming in from every direction, dive bombing the scared cat and finally chased it over 3 fences and away from the crow's nest.

Amy Miller said...

This guy is a raven! That croak and the beard are how you can tell them apart from crows.

Matches Mon said...

stevenj ain't from around here.

stevenj said...

Ravens, crows, blackbirds….sorry I got the species mixed up.. Have been in the neighborhood since 1973 (on Sanchez St then) and Elizabeth St (since '85) on the same block Matches Mom.

stevenj said...

Crows? Ravens? After doing a little research…the video Amy M posted is of a raven but what we see on our block are definitely crows. They are smaller with less bushy tails and have a higher pitched squawk, and tend to be part of a group. At nesting time there are often as many as 6-8 in the tree behind us at times. Ravens tend to be more solitary or travel in pairs. Viva la crows.