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.
That's not something you see every day.
The Globe reports the crazed bird is chomping on people's houses, and residents squawk they wouldn't mind if the foul beast froze to death in the upcoming winter.
In addition to the usual ducks and geese, a heron patrolled the water just beneath the Watertown Dam today. Mostly, he quietly stood on some rocks under some brush on one side of the dam. He did take one leisurely stroll from his post to the other side of the river, attracting the eye of little kids and a couple of photographers, but finding no fish and seemingly getting annoyed by all the attention, retreated to his semi-hidden spot.
Brookline 911 call takers must love their jobs. Wicked Local Brookline reports:
Eliot Street resident called to report that all morning, they heard a bird, possibly a seagull or a goose, possibly on the playground.
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