You really have to be careful in South End alleys these days - at least if you're no larger than a squirrel or mouse. John McLachlan reports this young Cooper's hawk keeps visiting the alley out back of his South End home.
Was walking around Jamaica Pond this afternoon, when I spotted this bird glide down to a perch on one of the trees on the Parkman Drive side.
Hawk? And should I finally figure out how to manually focus my camera lens because the auto-focus kept zeroing in on the branches in front of the bird? The answer to the latter question, of course, is: Yes.
Late yesterday afternoon, this hawk sat in a tree on the Jamaica Pond shore along Parkman Drive. Oh, look, it has some dinner. After about 30 seconds of me taking its photo, it had enough and flew off, with dinner, right in front of a runner on the path.
Mike Ball reports on an interlude on the cobblestones outside the Quincy Market building today:
Not-at-all-shy hawk went for lunch at Boston's Quincy Market. It started right on the pigeon, thrilling and disgusting the tourists and locals. This young female brought the pigeon down with a thump (apparently dead before hitting the paving stones) and looked at 50 or so of us like, "You'd better not try to take my meal!"
Remember when hawks were a rare things in the city? A roving UHub photographer spotted this seemingly put out hawk on the O'Callaghan Way side of the Mary Ellen McCormack project in South Boston today.