A quick stop at Milton Landing today on the Neponset River came up with approximately five (maybe six) Northern Rough-winged Swallows. One pair of swallows was clearly bringing nesting material into a round hole (of which there were many) in the concrete side of the walkway overlooking the river. The swallows flew low over the river, presumably catching insects. They came very close at points and perched on the railing and concrete edges of the walkway many times. I will have to make it back soon with my camera to see if I can catch them in flight (notoriously hard with swallows).
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Wilson's Snipe in Boston
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I am a 20 year old birder and photographer. I'm interested in all things avian (and many things not), and I strongly believe that there is no such thing as an ugly species (Vultures in particular... they get discriminated upon way too often.. the phrase "a face only a mother could love" is getting a bit old.)
Weird things I've seen squirrels eating in my backyard:
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• whole bagel
• snickers bar out of the wrapper
• whole potato
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