Southie might have a new resident – a bald eagle. On Thursday morning, CIS began getting reports of bald eagle sightings along the beach in South Boston. Here is a picture one Southie bird spotter sent us. The photo is from far away but if you look closely, it looks like a bald eagle with its brown body and white head!
According to the website defender.org, bald eagles live near bodies of water in Canada and Alaska. Maybe this guy took a wrong turn somewhere and thinks he’s in the Arctic tundra – easy mistake these days!
Grab some binoculars and head down to the beach and go bird watching! Be on the lookout in trees and in the sky. When flying, the bald eagle very rarely flaps its wings but soars instead, holding its wings almost completely flat. Its hooked bill, legs and feet are yellow.
Let us know if you see him! #SouthieEagle
Thank you to Karen Regan for sending us this photo!
Southie is no stranger to wildlife. Other species caught in Southie? Coyotes, snowy owls, hawks, black crested night crane, don’t forget the elusive mola mola.