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JP Birders

Those with an interest in birdwatching- just a little curious or serious.

Location: Jamaica Plain,MA USA
Members: 15
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2012


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Cedar waxwings?

Started by Josh. Last reply by Josh Apr 13, 2011. 3 Replies

Hi all! A year or two ago, in …Continue

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Comment by Chris Helms on February 9, 2012 at 12:46pm

Hi birders. I went out in Franklin Park a few Sundays ago, in the early afternoon no less, and was surprised by how many birds are around in winter at the wrong time of day. I posted a photo gallery on the site I run, JP Patch:

Comment by Chris Helms on April 14, 2011 at 4:18pm
Hi everyone, I plugged this group in today's "Patch Picks," which I used as an excuse to highlight my favorite bird feeder birds.
Comment by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 29, 2011 at 11:15am
My apologies too. Fox news called me asking about the Bald Eagle. I just assumed that was the case. Being kinda color blind also does not help either. DOH!
Comment by Chris Helms on March 29, 2011 at 11:12am
Thanks, John, that's what I figured.
Comment by John O'Brien on March 29, 2011 at 11:00am

No, that is a red tail hawk. There are a couple of nesting pairs in JP. This one was duck hunting at Willow Pond, near (behind) where the old Kelley Rink was years ago.

The eagle was almost 2-3 times the size, with really stark white head and tail feathers and really dark brown (almost black) body feathers. It was being harassed by about 6 smaller birds, including a crow and bluejay, as it flew at treetop height over the boathouse and bandstand. We last saw it heading out over the water towards Moss Hill.

Comment by Chris Helms on March 29, 2011 at 10:37am
Hi John, the thumbnail photo for the group, is that the eagle you saw? My wife and I were in Alaska this summer and I thought the full adults have white heads. I ask because people keep point to this as a photo of the eagle.
Comment by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 28, 2011 at 6:51pm
Hey John, did you take this picture.
Comment by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on March 28, 2011 at 6:24pm
Chris, let us know if anyone posts picture. I want to see!
Comment by Chris Helms on March 28, 2011 at 6:23pm
Oh, and John, that's great about the bald eagle. I run a Web site for JP, JP Patch and have tweeted and Facebook'ed about it.
Comment by Chris Helms on March 28, 2011 at 6:14pm
This time of year I always take my binoculars on the dog walks in Forest Hills Cemetery. I'm not an expert, but I do make sure to talk to the other people with binoculars. They usually are!

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