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By adamg - 4/23/20 - 5:08 pm
Pigeon downtown

Downtown Crossing pigeon waiting to make sure none of those New York pigeons are around.

Today's top research news comes via the New York Times, which reports a scientist has discovered that Boston and New York pigeons are genetically distinct - and that as with Red Sox and Yankees fans, the boundary runs through the middle of Connecticut.

By adamg - 2/16/20 - 12:55 pm

A pigeon got a free ride and plenty of things to peck at on a Red Line train this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/18 - 11:27 pm

Erik Hjortsho has posted video from his doorcam showing a hawk swooping in and grabbing the pigeon that had been resting above his door.

By adamg - 9/10/18 - 8:54 pm
Boston Common Pigeon Guy

Emily from Somerville watched this Common regular clean up after some pigeons on the Common today - as one of the birds supervised his work.

By adamg - 2/22/18 - 5:09 pm
Pigeon sheltering from the snow in Downtown Crossing

As the snow began to fall on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing this afternoon, a pigeon found a place to ride out the storm.

On the other side of the Shawmut Peninsula, some sailors were not as eager to get in from the snow: Read more.

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

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

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

And right in the middle of an interview, too.

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

Just what it sounds like: Questions posed to pigeons.

H/t Peepears.

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

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

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

Pigeons

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

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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.

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