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Re: The Birds

Yup... Corvids are very susceptible to West Nile and have a super high 
mortality rate. Here in Texas we have the same sort of thing happen as with 
your crows... Huge flocks of starlings descend on the middle of town after 
sunset right outside of Texas A&M. The sky is filled with them. When I visited 
the Dallas Museum of Nat History a few months back, there was an alarming 
number of dead birds outside of the building. Three blue jays and two grackles. 
That's abnormal to say the very least. I think part of it had to do with there 
being this swampy pond on the museum grounds. Great mosquito nursery. But, as 
far as I can tell, asking the guys in the bio department, the crows and 
grackles here are doing just fine, even though dead birds have tested positive 
for West Nile in the area.