birds

By - 4/22/17 - 9:44 am

Katia reports:

SO stoked to see a pair of loons at the Sugar Bowl in Southie this morning.

Her sighting comes a couple weeks after somebody spotted a loon at Jamaica Pond.

By - 4/19/17 - 9:55 am

A couple weeks ago, Oliver Burton reported seeing a loon in Jamaica Pond. "Unusual for here," he notes.

H/t Wiley Cox.

By - 2/14/17 - 1:14 pm
Bluejay on Boston Common

John Gage captured a bluejay (don't worry - just with his camera) on the Common today.

By - 1/26/17 - 2:44 pm
Hawk at Millennium Park

This hawk warily eyed a photographer from a perch way above the canoe-launch parking lot at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.

By - 9/20/16 - 8:40 am
Soggy bald eagle at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted this drenched bald eagle at Millennium Park during the rain yesterday.

By - 9/12/16 - 9:00 pm
Flower at Millennium Park

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.

By - 9/9/16 - 10:05 am

The Animal Rescue League reports it found and captured the bird, which had been wandering Jamaica Plain for a few weeks. Moments before capture.

By - 9/8/16 - 9:43 pm

The Globe reports the Animal Rescue League is trying to figure it out. One cat is also dead.

By - 8/22/16 - 12:50 pm
Mayfield the Cockatoo

The Animal Rescue League of Boston reports it's looking for clues to the previous owners of this cockatoo, found in a cage filled with maggots and cockroaches in somebody's trash on Norfolk Street in Dorchester last month. Read more.

By - 7/27/16 - 8:51 am
Rabbit and tern in Boston's Back Bay

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.

By - 6/1/16 - 7:10 pm
Cedar waxwing at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen reports cedar waxwings are nesting at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By - 5/20/16 - 11:32 pm

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.

By - 3/28/16 - 1:45 am

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?

By - 1/6/16 - 5:34 pm
Round, yellowish bird on the Greenway

Spotted this little chirper on the Greenway near the InterContinental today. Anybody know what kind of bird it is?

By - 12/25/15 - 7:45 pm
Pheasant in the Back Bay

MC Slim JB spotted this pheasant by the Loews Hotel on Berkeley Street today.

By - 12/24/15 - 5:12 pm
Chickens in Cambridgeport

Ari Ofsevit reports he felt a lot safer around these Cambridgeport chickens than he would around some Brookline turkeys.

By - 12/23/15 - 4:14 pm
Snowy owl at Castle Island in South Boston

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.