Category Archives: Boston Harbor Birds

Brilliant summer sunset out at Calf Island

The sun sets over Calf Island in Outer Boston Harbor. The long rocky outcrop of the island is visible, as is the distant silhouette of the Boston Skyline. Last night, August 21st, made for an ideal, bright red sunset given … Continue reading

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Bird watching on Spectacle Island

While close enough to the city to swim to and accessible enough to feel like a public park, Spectacle island is home to an abundance of wildlife. Among the species inhabiting the island is the beautiful red‒winged blackbird. I was … Continue reading

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Picture of the week: The Crow

It was a cold, blustery and gray day on a harbor island shore. The crow flew from the woods, and landed at the beach next to an old piece of dead driftwood that had washed up nearby.

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Hingham Bay from Above!

The South Shore from the air! Here is a East-facing photo I took the other day while on approach to Logan Airport. Hull and Cohasset in the background, World’s End and Hingham’s Crow Point in the middle, and Grape and … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor is for the Birds!

Literally thousands of birds, mostly seagulls, were flocking over the fish pier in Boston tonight. It was like a scene from a movie! There must have been a couple of fishing boats in with fresh catches. I didn’t know there … Continue reading

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More winter birds: The Mallard Duck

Around this part of the world we are lucky enough to have a plethora of wildlife right in our back yard. After recently spending some time in pursuit of the Common Eider, I was able to track down this gorgeous … Continue reading

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Winter birdwatching in Boston Harbor: The Common Eider

January leaves us with few options for recreational boating in Boston Harbor, but one thing that is great about this area in winter is the vast number of migratory birds that flock here. With calm waters, today was a great … Continue reading

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Turkey Hill in Hingham, MA

Down here on the South Shore we have a lot of wild turkeys that run around in the woods and occasionally get aggressive. There is even a spot called Turkey Hill, near the Hingham-Cohasset border which was presumptively named for the … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Migratory Birds

Hello and welcome to Boston Harbor Beacon!  This blog will be focusing on boating in the Boston Harbor.  We will be covering topics such as fishing, day trips, maintenance tips, navigational issues, and other boating-related subjects.  For non-boaters, we will … Continue reading

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