wildlife

wildlife

By - 7/30/15 - 3:59 pm
Young bald eagle in Jamaica Plain?

There was this large bird sitting at the very top of one of the dead branches poking out from the little island at the north end of Jamaica Pond this afternoon. I thought it was a young bald eagle at first, but folks who actually know what they're talking about (both here and on Facebook) said no, that's an osprey.

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By - 7/28/15 - 3:44 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports a resident called 911 to ask what to do about the crows harassing a neighbor's cockatoo - which was sitting outside, in a tree, as one does in the summertime.

By - 7/26/15 - 1:15 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports a car and a deer collided early this morning on the Jamaicaway at Lochstead Avenue. The deer did not survive.

In 2012, a deer died in a crash on Baker Street in West Roxbury.

By - 7/21/15 - 10:13 am
Giant white fish of Jamaica Pond

As I walked around Jamaica Pond this morning, I spotted the Leviathan: The fabled giant white carp of Jamaica Pond. It moved at a stately pace along the bank (near that weird bench you can't actually sit on) before slowly turning and moving into deeper water.

By - 7/18/15 - 11:10 am

Left Bank of the Charles posts a photo of an angry flier posted on a utility pole on the Harvard Square street about how the person who is poisoning squirrels, possibly in an attempt to poison rats and raccoons, should knock it off.

By - 7/18/15 - 10:06 am
Snotbot

The Ocean Alliance of Gloucester and Olin College of Needham have teamed up on a drone-based tool for taking vital signs from whales without shooting them with darts from loud motorboats. Read more.

By - 7/14/15 - 11:18 am
Muskrat on the banks of the Charles River in Boston

Mooshrimp reported spotting several muskrats along the Esplanade yesterday, including this fellow by Exeter Street.

By - 7/13/15 - 8:22 pm

Toronto made the news last week when residents swiftly put together a memorial to a raccoon that died and then just sat there for hours as the city ignored repeated requests to pick it up.

At 10:20 this morning, a concerned citizen reported a "big dead raccoon" at Fayette Street and Marginal Road in Bay Village. The city reported the raccoon picked up at 1:15 p.m.

By - 7/11/15 - 12:43 pm
Blue heron visits Metropolitan Hill in Roslindale

Rick Ward got a surprise visitor to his yard on Cliftondale Street near Kittredge in Roslindale this morning: A blue heron.

By - 7/10/15 - 11:32 pm

We've noticed that there is a family of raccoons living in our next door neighbor's attic. They have been seen during daytime although most frequently are out at dusk and night.

There is a major language gap between us and our neighbors, and attempts to discuss it don't really register. Given the state of their house it's quite possible they don't have the means to fix the gaping hole in their eaves from which these raccoons emerge. They keep to themselves and we really only see them when they shovel snow late at night.

I don't typically involve myself in other people's business, but we have a dog and two kids who I honestly don't feel that safe about leaving outside at dusk.

Is this an animal control issue? Is it up to the home owner to remedy the situation? Someone who knows more about the city ordinances and departments who handle this stuff have an idea here?

By - 7/5/15 - 6:34 pm
Hawk and rat in Roslindale back yard

Ed Grzyb went out into his Roslindale backyard this evening to see this scene:

Apparently this hawk wanted to grill the rat he caught tonight.

By - 6/30/15 - 3:21 pm

State Environmental Police tweeted around noon they found the Southie deer and "successfully immobilized it" for transport to a location more suited for deer than N Street. The Herald has a photo of the deer moments before it was immobilized.

By - 6/29/15 - 4:38 pm
By - 6/27/15 - 12:53 pm
Birds of prey in Cambridge

The other day, LadyLazerJ spotted these two hawks perched outside her office on Hampshire Street in Kendall Square - where they stayed for about two hours.

They were seriously pissing off the blue jays.

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

By - 6/24/15 - 8:36 pm
Bird on a light in Boston Harbor

Spotted this small seabird today on the harbor side of the North Washington Street bridge. Anybody know what kind of bird it is?

By - 6/24/15 - 7:02 pm
By - 6/23/15 - 7:49 am

Major deer spotted at the Roslindale Wetlands off Weld and Walter streets, near the Arboretum. He's also been spotted at Stony Brook (at the intersection of Washington and the parkway, no less), so don't be too startled if you see this huge woodland creature bounding through your backyard some evening.

By - 6/19/15 - 10:50 am

The Mystic River Watershed Association ponders all the dead fish floating to the top of the Mystic of late, concludes it's probably a natural phenomenon, unrelated to either possible oil spills or low amounts of oxygen in the water: Read more.

By - 6/17/15 - 10:00 pm
Rabbit on Commonwealth Avenue near Boston University

Thereisnodog spotted this young bun on Comm. Ave. in the middle of BU today.

By - 6/14/15 - 6:54 pm

A worried citizen reports on conditions on Wellington Hill Street in Mattapan: Read more.

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