Birding in the Public Garden

Cold and windy, yesterday was not the best day to visit the Boston Public Garden. But the sky was clear, and visitors were sliding along the ice on the lagoon.

A few birds were out. The usual suspects such as the rock pigeons, starlings, robins, and house sparrows. But I also managed to see a blue jay and this red-tailed hawk.

Soaring red-tailed hawk
A juvenile red-tailed hawk, yet to develop the characteristic red tail-feathers.

The blue jay was flitting about on a weeping willow that had a hole running clear through one of its branches. I wonder what creature made that happen.

A weeping willow branch with a hole in it
Eye of the Willow
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