Sometimes I walk to work through the wonderful Boston Public Garden admiring the trees, the flowers, and the lake. I also keep an eye out for the birds – the bright red flash of a cardinal or the iridescent flash of a grackle. The Garden is full of birds and some of them unfamiliar to me (coming from the West Coast) like the Common Grackle. In the early evening other birds fly over the park feeding or on the way to roost – there are many swallows and swifts and even cormorants passing by.
Here are a few photos that I took one morning last week as I wandered through the Garden on my way to work. Boston is full of green areas and there are a lot of resident birds to be seen in August.
Red winged Blackbird
Rock Dove or “City Pigeon”
The tame Mute Swans kept in the Garden
And I could not resist including a couple of pictures of the resident Grey Squirrels – one of them ran off with a dropped muffin!