Bald Eagle Power
A regal bald eagle flies in toward its nest near the Charles River west of Boston.
Fly Like An Eagle
A female bald eagle flies away from the nest after delivering a fish to her fledglings.
A fledgling bald eagle takes off on one of its first flights.
Perched for Perch
A Great Blue Heron scans for perch from its nesting tree at Hall's Pond Sanctuary in Brookline.
A Cooper's hawk scans for prey at the Arnold Arboretum.
A Hooded Merganser swims on the unusually placid waters of The Riverway.
A Great Blue Heron spears a catfish with its beak at Hall's Pond.
Mother Goose leads her goslings on a swim.
A herron washes off during a summer rain on Riverway
Cleared For Takeoff
A male bald eagle spreads its wings to fly near the Charles River west of Boston.
A cormorant emerges from a dive in the Charles River with a good size fish on the way down his gullet.
A pair of young ducklings watch their elders from the shore of the Muddy River.
A cardinal surveys the Arnold Arboretum from its perch.
Duck à l'Orange
A wood duck swims in waters rendered a burnt orange by the reflections of the fall leaves and the setting sun.
The curious American coot and his curious feet; the only duck without webbed feet.
Hard to Swallow
A Great Blue Heron angles to gobble down a catfish at Hall's Pond.
A golden gosling contemplates taking the plunge.
A beautiful tern, the jet fighters of the waterfowl world for their fast, darting motions, flies over Boston Harbor looking for fish.
Heron in Afterglow
A Great Blue Heron is silhouetted against the sunset-tinged waters of the Charles as it hides among the reeds and weeds.
Stab and Grab
The great blue heron speared this herring with the upper part of his beak and held it in place with the lower part until he could turn it to swallow it whole.
A Great Blue Heron plucks a perch from Hall's Pond.
An adult bald eagle seems to shrug off attention modestly as he sits in a tree near his eaglets.
Mardi Gras Ready
A male wood duck wears its colorful mask on Olmsted Park.
The vibrant colors of nature's marvel, the wood duck. glow in the late-afternoon sun.
A stalking Great Blue Heron is reflected in the surface at Hall's Pond.
Make Way For Ducklings
New arrivals follow Mama across the water in swimming lessons, Hall's Pond Sanctuart, Brookline.
Flip and Catch
This cormorant did a good trick. After diving and coming up with a small eel amid a web of weeds in the Broad Canal, he flipped the eel up in the air and caught it in his mouth, discarding the weeds while it was in the air!
A male Hooded Merganser is reflected — along with the sky — in the Muddy River waters in Brookline.
A yellow warbler seems to be waving hello to passersby.
A black-crowned night heron flies up the Charles River near the Esplanade.
Night and Day
Fairly rare Riverway sighting of a black-crowned night heron
A swan fends off mallards crowding it at Olmsted Park.
Flight of the Sunset Geese
A flock of geese takes flight down the Charles River,
Bellying Up To the Bar
This is how a sparrow "chugs," throwing its head back after filling its beak with water.
A black-crowned night heron waits for fish below the Watertown dam.
Hibiscus and Heron
A great blue heron is reflected in Dawson Pond against a backdrop of hibiscus.
A male bald eagle keeps its eyes on potential prey near the Charles River west of Boston.
A Great Blue Heron emerges from a quick stab at a fish with its feathers mussed by the waters of Hall’s Pond Sanctuary, a rare white cedar swamp steps off Beacon Street.
A blue-winged teal creates a purple blur with its takeoff on the Riverway.
A colorful male wood duck stands at attention at Olmsted Park.
A mallard squawks for its mate on the Muddy River.
A mallard flaps its wings for takeoff on the Muddy River.
The profile of a Great Blue Heron takes on shades of prehistoric form as it spreads its wings for takeoff on the Muddy River.
Mallard at Office Bubbler
A duck drinks at the cascading water over the Watertown Dam on the Charles.