TDI -- Reporter's Blog

Jul. 15, 2009 at 12:10pm

Downtown's Newest Urbanites (Update)

What a difference three weeks can make.

Checking in on our feathered friends on the rooftop across the way, the babies are much bigger and starting to stretch their wings a bit (we haven't seen any of them fly yet). It's neat how they go from these brown fur balls to big gray-and-white birds.



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by fredo on 7/15/2009 @ 12:27pm
Baby birds cute.

Large accumulations of pigeon droppings, not cute. Maintenance man should fashion some screening to prevent the roost. When inhaled, the dust from dried pigeon droppings can lead to cryptococcus. This is not a good thing.

by Dave_L on 7/15/2009 @ 12:36pm
Feel-good post of the week (except the guano-part). Thanks.

(Nice one you posted today on the Winthrop, too.)

by TDI-Reporters-Notebook on 8/4/2009 @ 2:02pm
The "feel-good post" takes a dark turn.

One of the birds did not make it. A co-worker has pointed out a feathery mass in one area that hasn't moved at all for a few days. The other birds won't get near it.

by Emilie has one foot on shore on 8/4/2009 @ 4:45pm
Be warned: The parents are extremely territorial! ...at least, they were when they attacked my co-worker last week....

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