pigeons

By - 11/4/17 - 10:52 am
Woman feeding pigeons at Park Street

On Thursday, a woman stood outside the Park Street subway station, feeding pigeons - much like another woman did more than 100 years ago: Read more.

By - 9/12/17 - 9:45 pm
Pigeon on Irish Famine Memorial woman in Downtown Crossing

One of the statues in the Irish Famine Memorial couldn't get this pigeon off her head at lunchtime today.

By - 5/26/17 - 5:49 pm
Turkey on the Common

Chris Dempsey spotted this unlikely trio on the Common today - turkey, seagull and pigeon: Together they fight crime.

By - 6/14/15 - 6:54 pm

A worried citizen reports on conditions on Wellington Hill Street in Mattapan: Read more.

By - 5/1/15 - 11:24 pm

And right in the middle of an interview, too.

By - 1/19/15 - 7:12 pm

Just what it sounds like: Questions posed to pigeons.

H/t Peepears.

By - 1/7/15 - 7:24 pm
Boston pigeon

A pigeon tried to huddle into itself today on Court Street. One can only imagine what it'll look like tomorrow.

By - 8/29/14 - 1:13 pm
Irish Famine Memorial statue with a pigeon on her head

City officials say they're noodling ways to keep pigeons away from the statutes of the Irish Famine Memorial in Downtown Crossing, since signs urging people to stop feeding the damn birds have failed miserably.

In response to a citizen request to clean the statues, the city says:

By - 9/26/13 - 9:43 am

Matthew Wilding reports somebody is leaving headless pigeons strewn about Adams Park in Roslindale Square.

Ed. note: Or some thing, mwa-ha-ha. In either case, don't click on that link unless you want to see one of said strewn headless pigeons.

By - 6/12/12 - 8:14 pm

Somebody in Davis Square has some issues with an unknown neighbor:

By - 11/15/11 - 11:00 pm

Pigeons

Richard Beaubien spotted these pigons in the Public Garden the other day.

By - 3/8/11 - 7:49 am

Feeding pigeons

Some things never change - like people feeding pigeons by the Park Street T stop. But they rarely smile these days, like this lady did sometime between 1910 and 1920.

By - 6/20/10 - 4:14 pm

The Animal Rescue League of Boston tweeted this afternoon:

A domestic pigeon was found homeless wandering the streets of Somerville.

By - 11/23/09 - 10:05 pm

Wicked Local Cambridge reports some Woburn guy was arrested on animal-cruelty charges when he was spotted stuffing a pigeon into plastic bags in Inman Square. No word on his plans for the oven-stuffer roasters birds.

By - 1/13/08 - 4:41 pm

Jesse Haley takes photos of a hawk making quick work of a pigeon:

Walked by the Burger King across the street from the Boston Garden and a flurry of pigeon feathers fell from above. I looked up and this hawk was devouring a very unfortunate pigeon.

Grisly - but that's life, right?

By - 12/1/07 - 6:21 pm

Squab to go:

... [Reed Sturtevant] was walking to lunch in the square yesterday with another former Lotus legend, Bob Frankston, when an unusual sight stopped them in their tracks. As Sturtevant described it: "a hawk eating a pigeon in the middle of the sidewalk while about a dozen people stood around and watched. Bob had his camera and took this pic."

By - 11/13/07 - 9:23 pm

Ana went out to run some errands today and came back with some video of a hawk eating a pigeon atop a transformer on a Porter Square utility pole. Yum.

Ed. pigeon note: I ate pigeon once, in a Catalan restaurant in Washington, Yep, the menu said "pigeon" rather than "squab." It tasted like chicken (hah), only a lot greasier and tinier.

By - 8/28/07 - 3:34 pm

Boston Mag's Joe Keohane gets City Councilor John Tobin to commit to looking at ways to shrink the city's pigeon population, following the news that pigeon poop might have helped cause the Minneapolis bridge collapse.

But it turns out that while Tobin dislikes pigeons, what really terrifies him are squirrels:

... I hope there's a contraceptive for squirrels too, something to, you know, cover their nuts. Squirrels scare the crap out of me.

By - 12/5/06 - 1:04 pm

This morning, Karrie watched some guy outside the T stop feeding hundreds of pigeons:

... The Porter Square Pigeon Enthusiast was not only feeding the birds, but allowing them to perch on his fur-trimmed hat while he rocked back and forth. ...