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Urban Safari: Heron Hunting

May 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Urban safaris are something we started doing when we joined the Franklin Park Zoo a few years ago. Since then, we have had many “adventures,” some of them in [...]

Urban Safari : Snowy Eagle on Plum Island

January 10, 2014 // 1 Comment

Now  that a Bald Eagle in Boston is no longer news, how about seeing a Snowy Owls on Plum Island? A Snowy Owl sighting is somewhat more likely than glimpsing a Bald [...]

Bird Cottages Update

January 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

When we first hung the set of bird cottages out in the RainyDayGarden, a few readers had inquired whether we were concern regarding their ability to withstand the [...]

Urban Safari: Bald Eagle At Jamaica Pond

January 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

A Bald Eagle in Boston? The prospect seemed rather unlikely. After all, this is not Idaho. So when our intrepid copyeditor came back to the office after her morning walk [...]

BirdCam Pro FirstUse

October 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

We set up the new BirdCam Pros this week, invited our Blue Jay friends to stop by, and ran through some of the camera’s features to get a better feel for how they [...]

BirdCam Pro FirstLook

September 30, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Audubon BirdCam has made it easy to get snaps of visitors to the bird feeders in the RainyDayGarden. Wingscapes, the maker of the BirdCam, released an update to that [...]

BirdCam Mount

September 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

We had been thinking about how to set up the Audubon BirdCams in the garden. We could have used the stretch cords which came with the camera to mount it on a tree, but we [...]

BirdCam Accessories

September 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

We have been having a lot of fun with the Audubon BirdCams. The one we set up on a TrekPod on the second floor has been capturing some very candid pics of visitors to the [...]

IKEA Socker Hack: Window Bird Feeder

May 31, 2013 // 1 Comment

Using items from IKEA for DIY projects is something of a phenomenon on the Internet. A quick search brings back thousands of hacks and ideas. When we first came across [...]
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