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By adamg - 11/26/23 - 5:05 pm
Bird in puddle at sunrise

Mary Ellen found the Alicia Keys of the bird world the other day: A song sparrow in a puddle as the sun came up over Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

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 - 10/19/23 - 11:10 pm
Seagull at Jamaica Pond

When you think of birds at Jamaica Pond, what normally comes to mind are ducks, geese, maybe cormorants and swans. There's usually a flock of seagulls, too, it's just they rarely get near the shore - let alone come up and stand on it, like this gull did late this afternoon.

By adamg - 10/13/23 - 3:33 pm
Merlin at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this merlin, a type of falcon that's bigger than a robin but smaller than a crow, perched at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today.

By adamg - 10/7/23 - 1:14 pm
Geese on the Muddy River

Brooks Payne captured some geese in the Muddy River along the Riverway section of the Emerald Necklace.

By adamg - 9/16/23 - 9:56 pm
Sunset over the Tobin Bridge and birds

Matt Frank watched the sun go down over clouds, the Mystic River, the Tobin Bridge and birds this evening.

Yesterday's sunset.

By adamg - 8/17/23 - 8:58 am
Golden sunrise over the South End

"Pure magnificance!" Brooks Payne marvels.

By adamg - 7/27/23 - 12:29 pm
Young seagull with a red cup in the Seaport

Steve Klise spotted this young seagull at a Northern Avenue parking garage about to take a snort in disgust at the attempt to ban him from Castle Island.

By adamg - 7/26/23 - 7:59 am

NBC Boston reports Castle Island gulls are flying amok this summer:

Like a scene right out of "The Birds," customers are dropping their boxes of food and running from the scene screaming.

By adamg - 7/18/23 - 8:59 pm
Night heron at Lovejoy Wharf

Rachel Dolores was along the locks near Lovejoy Wharf Sunday night when she suddenly had to do a double take: Read more.

By adamg - 7/6/23 - 9:56 am
Catbird with a berry

Mary Ellen's been watching the birds chow down on berries along the Charles River in West Roxbury the past couple of days, such as this catbird.

A cedar waxwing also eats up: Read more.

By adamg - 6/3/23 - 10:10 pm
Great Blue Heron with just one wing extended

This great blue heron in Jamaica Pond was just hanging out, looking for fish to spear, when it suddenly unfurled one of its wings (and then promptly furled it again).

By adamg - 6/1/23 - 2:45 pm

Today is the start of the annual Massachusetts state turkey census. Report a turkey today.

By adamg - 6/1/23 - 1:31 pm
Baby plover

Mary Ellen spotted the baby plover at Squantum the other day.

By adamg - 5/5/23 - 2:36 pm

Mary Ellen says the local birding community is all atwitter about a fallout of red phalaropes off Cape Cod, far from their normal nesting areas in the Arctic - to which they migrate from southern oceans - so she reports she was pleasantly surprised when she spotted one in the water off Deer Island on a walk this morning.

By adamg - 5/4/23 - 10:03 am
Blue gray gnatcatcher

Mary Ellen spotted this blue gray gnatcatcher at Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday.

By adamg - 5/3/23 - 11:18 am
Geese eggs turned into goslings

Before and after photos.

Update: Boston Animal Control arrived today and took the geese, presumably to a place where they can splash around and do other geese-type stuff.

Geese aren't supposed to be hatching their eggs on rooftops, but employees at BPS headquarters in the Bolling Building in Nubian Square reports one feathered couple has done just that - and now they're worried how the goslings will survive. Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/23 - 10:09 pm
Yellow Warbler at Millnnium Park in full sing

Mary Ellen watched and listened to a yellow warbler singing today at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 4/23/23 - 1:46 pm
Pigeon perched on a tombstone at the Granary Burying Ground

John Daley captured this winged spectre perched at the Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street.

By adamg - 4/23/23 - 12:21 pm

Andrew Joslin reports test results show a fatal dose of a commonly used rodenticide in the blood of a young great horned owl found on the ground under its nest near the DCR swimming pool and rink on Turtle Pond Parkway in Hyde Park earlier this month. Read more.

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