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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.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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. ...

By adamg - 10/23/06 - 11:30 am

Martin Lieberman says he's going to avoid the sidewalk in front of the Downtown Crossing CVS from now on; even if that pigeon poop on his shoulder does mean good luck.

By adamg - 2/5/06 - 3:52 pm

Could either the city of Newton or the YMCA please remove the three dead pigeons attached to the fence that separates the YMCA on Church Street from the turnpike? They're skeeving Krissy out.

Vitally important update: They were pieces of wood, not actual frozen dead pigeons, alas.

By adamg - 12/4/05 - 11:37 pm

WaveOfModulation takes photos of the remains of a falcon snack:

These pigeon wings (and partial spine) fell out of the sky in front of me on Friday afternoon, near the corner of High Street & Battery March in Boston.

By adamg - 10/30/05 - 11:52 am
By adamg - 9/2/05 - 12:09 pm

Susannah takes a picture of a pigeon on the T:

He walked on at Forest Hills and walked off at Green Street. Like it's a perfectly normal trip he takes every day.

Earlier: Pigeons on the glass, alas.

By adamg - 8/24/05 - 4:23 pm

When a couple of pigeons divebombed from across the street into their fifth-story windows this morning, some of the people in Spatch's office taped pieces of paper to the windows to try to warn the birds off:

... I was one of those people, but my Post-It note has a target drawn on it and the words PIGEONS! AIM HERE! WIN A PRIZE! ...

By adamg - 8/19/05 - 3:55 pm

Greg and his fiance are waiting for a commuter-rail train at track 3 at Back Bay on Thursday when a train pulls up on track 1 and something explodes with a blinding light and a loud boom:





Not one G-ddamned word! Some nimrods who saw the explosion smiled and laughed at the noise. ...

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