Kelly Lewis reports at least one swan found a flooded Morrissey Boulevard to its liking today.
Coots are interesting birds. While they're in the water, they look like small ducks. Then they stand on a rock and they look sort of like chickens. And then, if they come fully out of the water and start walking around, well, you can't help but notice their feet, as Enoch Pratt did today down at Leverett Pond in the Emerald Necklace.
Good Morning Gloucester has some cool snowy-owl photos.
Meaghan Sinclair spotted this snowy owl in her Somerville neighborhood today.
This has proven to be an "irruption" season for the owls - in which the population of lemmings on which they normally feed exploded, leading to more owl hatchlings - and lots of owls flying south in search of food. Good Morning Gloucester has been following the exploits of a pair of snowy owls there.
Arbotopia is a running account of wildlife found on walks through the parks of the Emerald Necklace.
Mary Ellen spotted this northern pintail at Leverett Pond in the Emerald Necklace near Rte. 9 and Huntington Avenue yesterday.
Kelley Hand braved the single-digit temps at Christoper Columbus Park this morning and got to watch seagulls in the sea smoke in Boston Harbor.
Jocelyn also scanned the sea smoke on the harbor.
Roving UHub photographer (and NECN host) Sue O'Connell spotted this hawk checking out a squashed, frozen squirrel carcass on Marcella Street in Roxbury today.
Geese, ducks and coots congregated in what appeared to be the last remaining bit of open water on Jamaica Pond, at the north end, this morning. Some birds remained aloof: Two swans seemed to prefer their space out on the ice rather than sharing it with their cousins, as did a flock of seagulls. Read more.
Sheri Ann Chang suspects these Orange Line riders didn't pay their fares.
Tim Collins urges owners of small pets to keep a close eye on them after spotting a bald eagle circling over his house between Ashmont and Fields Corner today.
The island at the north end of Jamaica Pond faded in and out of view during the rain late this morning.
Closer to shore, the coots were as plain as the rain rolling off their backs: Read more.
A pair of herons were hanging out on the higher branches on the little island at the north end of Jamaica Pond today. Read more.
One of the statues in the Irish Famine Memorial couldn't get this pigeon off her head at lunchtime today.
A concerned citizen squawked to the city today about this chicken running loose in front of the post office on East 3 St. We will all poulet for you, little buddy.
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