A couple weeks ago, Oliver Burton reported seeing a loon in Jamaica Pond. "Unusual for here," he notes.
H/t Wiley Cox.
John Gage captured a bluejay (don't worry - just with his camera) on the Common today.
This hawk warily eyed a photographer from a perch way above the canoe-launch parking lot at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.
Mary Ellen spotted this drenched bald eagle at Millennium Park during the rain yesterday.
Slowly is the best way to to walk the path along the Charles River and Saw Mill Brook at Millennium Park - more of a chance to see things you'd miss otherwise, such as the small fish swimming along the river bank, the turtles sunning themselves and the small flowers on some stalks. And if you get lucky and you look across the brook, you'll realize what you thought was the top of a 15-foot tree stump is actually a great blue heron. Read more.
The Globe reports the Animal Rescue League is trying to figure it out. One cat is also dead.
SteveBikes spotted this rabbit and young seagull giving each other the eye outside the Boston Athletic Club in South Boston.
UPDATE: As people are telling this bird-agnostic reporter, that's an immature gull, not a tern, so the headline's been adjusted accordingly. And thanks to Earl for the original headline idea.
Mary Ellen reports cedar waxwings are nesting at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.
A concerned citizen complains about the pedestrian crossing where Cambridge Street turns into Tremont downtown:
The walk signal here is chirping birds. The problem is that there are nests of real birds above the Center3Plaza signage. A walker can't differentiate between the chirping signal and the real birds. Someone's gonna get killed here.
I've seen "anhinga" or cormorant birds sun their wings in Florida (link).
But I've never seen one in Boston. Today I saw this one on the Charles. It landed on this mooring ball and sat gently flapping its wings for at least several minutes that I watched. Anyone know what it is?
Spotted this little chirper on the Greenway near the InterContinental today. Anybody know what kind of bird it is?
MC Slim JB spotted this pheasant by the Loews Hotel on Berkeley Street today.
Ari Ofsevit reports he felt a lot safer around these Cambridgeport chickens than he would around some Brookline turkeys.
Eileen Murphy recently spotted this snowy owl that seems to have taken up residence at Castle Island. She reports it seemed to be eyeing her small dog as a snack.
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