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Bald eagles

By adamg - 1/19/24 - 11:36 am
A young bald eagle in a tree in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted a youngish bald eagle (you can tell because his head still isn't completely white) high up in a tree along the Cow Island Pond section of the Charles River on the West Roxbury/Dedham line today.

By adamg - 10/21/23 - 1:29 pm
Immature Cooper's hawk at Millennium Park

This immature Cooper's hawk at Millennium Park in West Roxbury stayed still long enough for Mary Ellen to compose a portrait shot yesterday.

She reports that, in addition to Younghawk, she also spotted a pair of bald eagles perched atop one of the communications towers along Rivermoor Street, where they get a clear view of the various twists of the Charles there - the first time she's spotted eagles there in awhile: Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/23 - 7:39 pm
Maturing eagle

Mary Ellen spotted this eagle, maybe 3 to 3 1/2 years old, across the Charles from Millennium Park today. Bald eagles go fully "bald" when they're about 4 1/2 years, assuming they don't get poisoned by rodenticide first.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 8:54 pm

The Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable reports that "MK," a bald eagle that had been nesting in a cemetery in Arlington died last night from internal hemorrhaging caused by rat poison. Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/23 - 10:00 am
Two eagles spotted at Millennium Park

This morning, Mary Ellen photographed one mature bald eagle and a mottled young eagle at Millennium Park, along the Charles River in West Roxbury - and reports she saw, but didn't catch on camera, another mature eagle flying around.

By adamg - 1/6/23 - 3:17 pm
Eagle on a light pole in Somerville

Andromeda Yelton spotted this bald eagle today, perching on a light pole at Trum Field in Somerville.

By adamg - 11/30/22 - 8:48 pm
Bald eagle landing on North Cambridge roof, near Davis Square

Patrick Knight forwarded a couple of photos his neighbor, Erin H., took of the bald eagle that landed in his backyard on Woodbridge Street in North Cambridge, near Davis Square, today.

By adamg - 6/4/22 - 11:50 am

Crows attack bald eagle

A communications tower off Rivermoor Street, near Millennium Park in West Roxbury, is a popular place for birds to perch and survey the nearby Charles River. The other day, though, a pair of crows decided to try to drive off a bald eagle sitting up there. And Mary Ellen was there to watch the dive bombing.

By adamg - 3/6/22 - 2:25 pm
Ruffled feathers on an eagle bird

Mary Ellen spotted this wind-tossed eagle at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today. She says she spotted three in total: Two adults and one young'un, still mostly brown, and carrying a stick in his or her beak down by the boat launch.

By adamg - 1/17/22 - 10:39 am
Eagle eating a seagull on the ice at Jamaica Pllain

Mike Howlett was walking along Jamaica Pond yesterday when he spotted an eagle chowing down on a freshly caught herring gull (see it larger).

Nature's Zeitgeist also captured the brunching, reports: "The crime scene was pretty extensive with lots of white feathers scattered over a wide area on the pond ice."

By adamg - 12/18/21 - 9:49 pm
Eagle with big talon

Mary Ellen reports this eagle, spotted at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, was using that big ol' talon for some vigorous head scratching.

By adamg - 10/4/21 - 7:50 pm
Eagle on Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted a pair of bald eagles over Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury today. This one was much larger, so was probably the female, she says.

By adamg - 8/30/21 - 8:25 am
Eagle at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this eagle at Millennium Park in West Roxbury early this morning.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 12:42 pm
Bald eagle in Cutler Park

I don't know, I love the river views, but seems kinda small.

Mary Ellen traversed the Charles this morning and spotted a couple of bald eagles in Cutler Park along the Needham/Dedham line, across from West Roxbury - possibly checking out good nesting spots.

By adamg - 5/3/21 - 1:28 pm

The state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife reports a bald eagle collapsed and died in her nest along the Charles River in Middlesex County after eating something that had itself eaten "second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide" (link has a photo of the dead bird). Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/21 - 9:11 am
Eagle on the Esplanade

Who would have thought an eagle would land right on the Esplanade? Paul Kafasis spotted the bird there this morning.

Back Bay bald eagle bops along the Charles.

By adamg - 3/4/21 - 10:37 am
Landing eagle

Mary Ellen reports she was standing under a tree by the Charles River in West Roxbury this morning when an eagle landed in the tree, basically right on top of her - maybe the one she saw from a bit further away yesterday.

By adamg - 3/3/21 - 2:30 pm
Bald Eagle along the Charles

Mary Ellen found this stern bird along the Charles River at Cow Island Pond off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury today.

Compare to this younger eagle.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 7:54 pm
Juvenile bald eagle

Mary Ellen mixed it up this morning and headed over to Cutler Park, on the other side of the Charles from Millennium Park, where she spotted this juvenile bald eagle.

By adamg - 1/14/21 - 10:05 am
Bald eagle in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen shows us one of the two bald eagles she watched hanging out yesterday in the trees along the Charles River's Cow Island Pond, off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury. Could the couple be searching for starter nest for a new family?

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