Boston Harbor Migratory Birds

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Boating season will be warming up soon, but in the meanwhile, the harbor provides a great arena to bird-watch.  Boston harbor and the surrounding coastlines fill up with migratory cold-weather birds starting in late October and lasting into the spring. Two of the most common are the Surf Scoter and the Common Eider. They are beautiful birds with puffin-like bills. Its hard to get close to one as they shoot across the surface of the water (or dive under) as you approach. Here is a nice shot of a Common Eider as he came up for a breath of fresh air.

Do you have any favorite places to watch migratory birds in the Boston Harbor?  If so, please leave a comment!

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