Last week, WW wrote about Gary Granger, a Portlander who roams the streets at night, counting the thousands of crows roosting in the trees and rooftops above downtown ("Hotseat: Gary Granger," WW, Dec. 11, 2019). An increasing number of crows have chosen to spend their winter months in Portland. And Granger, a co-founder of the volunteer group PDX Crow Roost, aims to recast Portland's hostile relationship with the bird. Here's what readers think.

Karen Lafranchise, via Facebook: "I know they're smart, but I'm not crazy about them."

Kattalinna Ellerby, via Facebook: "BEAUTIFUL intelligent creatures. They are just seeking warmth on those cold winter nights."

GerMart, via "I don't find crows to be a particularly pleasing creature to have around. The solution to the nighttime roosting problem is quite simple: just start shooting them with a BB gun whenever they congregate in mass numbers downtown."

Lisa M. Leslie, via Facebook: "Watching them all fly into downtown is fascinating! They are amazingly intelligent and social birds. They deserve more appreciation and protection."

Nicola, via Twitter: "They're a great alarm clock and start cawing around 5:30 am!"

Tweet Potato, in response: "Sounds great."

Saymwah, via "People should just leave the crows alone and worry about real problems."

Jackie Dean, via Facebook: "I saw a massacre of crows at the park by my house the other day. So much more than a murder."

Martin Boyce, via Facebook: "I left Portland in 1998, and as far as I remember, downtown Portland was ruled by the pigeon. Twenty years later, the crows rule."

Paul Gardner Allen, via "My own personal crow experiences in Portland are strange, unsettling, disgusting and, yeah, maybe a little wonderful."

Charity Fain, via Facebook: "I love watching them every winter. It's special. Just leave them alone!"

Jim Stinnett, via Facebook: "The city can't clean up all the crow crap fast enough. It's really bad in certain areas and really slick if you're not paying attention."

Rodney Paris, via Facebook: "Counting crows? Sounds like a long December."