A few friends of mine live in Somerville, MA, which is right outside of Boston. For the past few weeks, a bird has been repeatedly showing up on their porch and, apparently, making friends with them.
Pictures at the following links. Apologies for how tiny the pictures are.
My friend Ed described his most recent experience as such:
"I'm on the porch reading. It flies (with a group of other birds) to the sidewalk. Notices the porch. Flies to the chair I have my feet on, decides that's a good spot to nap. I ignore it, thinking as soon as I move it'll fly away. After a few more minutes though I turn a page and it startles awake, thinks 'hey, i'm a bird,' and starts creeping down the chair towards me. Gets to my feet and starts chirping incessantly until I offer my hand to it, so it gladly jumps on my hand, pecks a couple times, and after having a bit of a seizure, relaxes to take another nap. I continue to read.
Then I think, I have a fucking bird on my hand sleeping, so I try to take my phone out to get some snappies and pics, got a snap chat or two off but my phone dies instantly. But each time I try to go back inside to charge my phone for a couple minutes to try to get a video of the damn thing, it follows me inside. I put it on the couch to chill for a minute and I can hear it freaking out and flying after me. Every time I turn around in my room, it's on the floor in our hallway staring at me, even flies onto my shoulder the last time I went into my room so I literally walk back outside with a bird on my shoulder that won't go away. This ends with the bird seeing a flock of birds after a few more minutes and thinking 'oh right, i'm a god damn bird'"
The bird has now been named Franz Birdinand, and I'm sure he'll be showing up more in the future. I'm curious if anyone can identify the bird's species though - based on his claws he looks to me to be a bird of prey of some kind, but its beak kind of works against that theory. I have no idea.