Bald Eagle on Lower Mystic Lake

A bald eagle was sighted on December 30th on the Lower Mystic Lake. Bald eagles have been seen during the winter along the upper and lower mystic lakes for several years.

Update on 2011-08-08 18:14 by MyRWA

Related birding trip!

Friends of the Mystic River offers winter bird outing

The Friends of the Mystic River is presenting its annual "Wintering Birds on the Mystic" outing on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Hundreds of birds spend winter in the Mystic River watershed, as long as open water is available. Medford birding expert Paul Roberts will lead an excursion to popular bird locations along the Upper Mystic River and Mystic Lakes. Roberts teaches birding courses with special emphasis on hawks, shorebirds and waterfowl. He’ll be looking particularly for raptors such as a possible eagle, merlin or red-tailed hawk, and waterfowl such as common and hooded mergansers.

The free outing, co-sponsored by the Menotomy Bird Club, will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the West Medford Congregational Church, 400 High Street, and will conclude at noon. There will be car-pooling and limited walking, but participants should dress appropriately for the weather. In very cold weather, this means in layers with hat or cap, gloves, water resistant boots with tread.

The event will take place in snow but will be canceled in case of rain or icy conditions.  Bring binoculars and a birding field guide, if possible.

For more information, contact Roberts at 781-483-4263.

The Friends of the Mystic River is a Medford-based community organization focused on the enjoyment, protection and enhancement of the Mystic River in Medford. For more information visit