birds

By - 8/24/14 - 10:54 pm
Water fowl makes a landing in the Charles at sunset off the Esplanade

JB Parrett watched a goose come in for a landing at sunset in the Charles River off the Esplanade tonight.

Brian MacLean, meanwhile, watched the sun go down over Scituate Light yesterday:

Copyright JB Parrett and Brian MacLean, respectively. The second photo also posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 8/27/13 - 1:17 pm

Injured osprey loaded into Animal Control wagon

Courtney Allender was on scene on Boylston Street this morning when firefighters blocked traffic for an injured osprey until animal control could arrive and take it away for treatment. More photos of the rescue.... Read more

By - 6/5/13 - 1:12 pm

David Wade at WBZ faced a conundrum this morning: A report was coming up on those birds whose nesting habits force the closing of beaches, but does their name rhyme with "clover" or "lover?" Well, Wade didn't get to where he is by not knowing how to get answers, so, he tweets:

I called MA Audubon. They say it like "lover."

Not so fast... Read more

By - 6/27/12 - 9:09 am

Trapped birdBird is the word.

Update, 10:09 a.m.: Animal Rescue League on its way.

At 8:42 a.m., butterh urgently tweeted from his Dorchester apartment:

Bird in my apt. Live adult, injured, ARL not open - What do I do?! We're freaking each other out. Need help.

Cyn Donnelly ... Read more

By - 9/2/11 - 2:05 pm

Shaw Pong posts audio from her recent recordings of birds in Jamaica Plain, from the Arboretum to Franklin Park.

By - 8/6/11 - 1:01 pm

Hummingbird

B. MacLean photographed a hummingbird at one of the feeders in his backyard near the Blue Hills Reservation.

Copyright B. MacLean. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 6/6/11 - 8:40 am

Attack bird is out thereAttack bird lurks, awaits next victim.

From Citizens Connect:

A very aggressive bird (bluejay maybe) attacks anything, human or dog, that comes through this part of the Harborwalk between 40 Battery and Union Wharf. Can animal control do something about it?

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By - 4/20/11 - 10:39 am

Shaw Pong Liu records and describes a goldfinch singing near Bussey Brook in the Arnold Arboretum.

By - 1/27/11 - 10:37 am

John Halamka reports all the extra bird food he's put out and the heated bird bath have attracted plenty of birds to his Wellesley backyard this winter - and not just of the birdseed-eating variety:

I looked up and saw a cardinal eating safflower. I looked up again and saw a Red-Shouldered hawk eating the cardinal.

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By - 5/18/10 - 9:36 am

Steve Borichevsky photographs a male Baltimore oriole putting the moves on a female - without success.

By - 2/15/10 - 11:50 am

Channel 5 reports the National Park Service is telling ravens on the Cape: Nevermore. Workers will build fake piping-plover nests in the Cape Cod National Seashore and fill them with hard-boiled chicken eggs laced with crowicide to kill the birds going after endangered plovers.

By - 5/30/09 - 7:50 pm
What?

We went to Echo Bridge in Newton today, and it really is amazing - you can basically whisper and hear your voice echo back from the other side of the Charles (so you can imagine what it was like when an exuberant kidlet decided to yell). Up river, near the old mill, we spotted the... Read more

By - 5/25/09 - 10:56 am
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As yesterday afternoon's storm wound down, I drove up to the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury, figuring there might be a rainbow. There was! Split in two, with one end landing just left of the high school and the other end between the VA hospital and the Great Blue Hill. Alas, it was just... Read more

By - 2/23/08 - 9:54 pm

Cool photo of a female cardinal in mid-flight at Belle Isle Marsh.

By - 2/13/08 - 9:59 pm
A splash of color

Jody, who took the above photo today, reports that that rule is: If you see a bird like this on a day like today, by the time you run upstairs to get your camera with the zoom lens, it will have flown away. She also has a request for her readers for... Read more

By - 2/9/08 - 5:07 pm

Peter Oehlkers videos the wren that got into his house yesterday when somebody (he's not naming names) left the basement door open.

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