ducks

By - 5/13/14 - 9:49 pm
Feeding the ducks in the Public Garden

A concerned citizen complains:

I don't want to be a wet blanket, but every evening when I walk through the Public Garden between 5 and 6, I see this gentleman feeding the geese and ducks, in spite of the fact that such feeding is not allowed - I would normally let it go, but he feeds them practically every night, and he feeds them

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By - 5/10/14 - 6:20 pm

The Animal Rescue League of Boston comes through today with the save.

By - 2/14/14 - 9:16 am

Not something you see every day in the heart of the North End:

I think that the duck was a mommy duck looking for Valentine’s Day treats for her little ducklings.

By - 1/19/14 - 7:10 pm
Ducks in Boston's Public Garden

Stevil photographed ducks in a feeding frenzy in the Public Garden yesterday.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/10/13 - 1:55 pm

Harbor ducks

A mother and two babies paddled through the harbor by Puopolo Park in the North End.

By - 1/31/13 - 1:39 pm

The Revere Journal reports on what draws the hunters to Revere - and why its state rep wants to keep them out.

By - 7/9/12 - 12:19 pm

Mike the Mad Biologist chronicles the adventures of the mama duck for whom park workers built special housing in the Public Garden.

By - 5/3/12 - 8:31 am

Rescued ducklings at Deer Island

Fortunately, there was a happy ending. Kristin MacDougall at the MWRA reports a woman walking her dog at Deer Island called the MWRA when she noticed mama and poppa duck quacking for help at a storm drain yesterday.

Winthrop Animal... Read more

By - 12/7/11 - 3:16 pm

The Daily Item reports the 80-year-old duck feeder refuses to stop, no matter how large the bill, she says God is on her side.

By - 11/15/11 - 6:18 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reinstated a man's conviction of cruelty to animals for squashing a mother duck leading her ducklings across a mall parking lot in Dartmouth in June, 2009.

A jury found Joshua Linares guilty, but the judge then entered a finding of not guilty, arguing that even if Linares had accelerated right into the duck, the duck had stepped under the car,... Read more

By - 6/10/10 - 11:31 am

Bob took some video of the large stripers in the water between Long Wharf and the Aquarium - and how they beat a frustrated duck to the hunks of bread he threw to them:

By - 6/5/10 - 11:29 am

Romeo and Juliet? This year's swans are more like dual Lady Macbeths. Mike the Mad Biologist chronicles the avian war on the lagoon:

... One day I saw one swan prevent the flock of ducklings from entering the pond: wherever the ducks went to try to jump in, the swan was right there hissing at them. That day, the swan even jumped out of

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By - 3/24/10 - 9:27 pm

Instead of a beautiful lagoon to float around in when they arrived in the Public Garden today, all they found was a giant field of mud, with a little rivulet running through it.

Ducks

The Boston Parks Department says it had hoped to have the lagoon cleaned and ready for filling by now, but... Read more

By - 2/11/10 - 11:51 pm

Wicked Local Cambridge reports the Cambridge Zoning Board of Appeals ruled tonight that a Putnam Street co-op house has to send its three ducks and two chickens to someplace more rural, such as Arlington.

Residents vowed to appeal the decision that fowl are not allowed under city bylaws to the city council, which, however, is a bit preoccupied these days with attempting to... Read more

By - 2/8/10 - 11:28 pm

The owners of three Cayuga ducks and two Wyandotte chickens are blogging to keep Cambridge from banning their pets.

Seems the People's Republic currently doesn't regulate domestic fowl, but apparently some neighbors of an eight-person co-op house on Putnam Street are clucking about odors, noise, rats and, of course, the specter of deadly flu strains.

Save the Ducks says that's just daffy: The... Read more

By - 11/17/09 - 8:49 am

Steve Borichevsky photographs a king eider serenely bobbing in the water off Gloucester.

By - 6/16/09 - 4:31 pm

Channel 5 posts photos of a duck and her ducklings crossing the street at Centre and Alaric today.

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