Friday, November 21, 2014

Life and Death in the Public Garden

Today while hunting for a Barred Owl in the Boston Public Garden I was startled by the sound of splashing, the quacking of ducks, and honking of geese. As I turned around a Coopers Hawk swooped under the bridge on the pond and snatched Pigeon as the waterfowl scattered for cover. He then proceeded to fly to a nearby branch with the struggling bird that was nearly half his size. It was a gruesome scene but interesting to see these wild animals "making a living" in the middle of the city. This was in sharp contrast to the hundreds of obese squirrels eating peanut M&Ms from tourists.

Not my photo....

Oh yeah, and I saw the Barred Owl. Mass year bird #248.

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