Wildlife

By - 8/10/17 - 7:12 pm

Riptor reports from near the reservoir on Rte. 9:

SUV on route 9 westbound in Brookline completely stopped by a turkey pecking at its bumper.

By - 8/9/17 - 9:11 am
Live turkeys at Roche Bros. in West Roxbury

Deirdre Cassidy spotted these live 'n' kickin' turkeys at the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury this morning.

Via Keep Roslindale Quirky.

By - 8/8/17 - 8:20 am

Herring on the move. Photo by MyRWA.

The Mystic River Watershed Association reports volunteers counted 40% more herring swimming up the river to spawn at the Mystic Lakes this year than last year. Read more.

By - 8/7/17 - 3:39 pm
Dragonfly on a turtle in Jamaica Pond

A turtle sunning itself on a fallen tree branch in Jamaica Pond became a resting spot for a dragonfly this afternoon.

By - 8/5/17 - 12:06 pm

City Council President Michelle Wu looked out her window this morning and wondered:

Good or bad omen to find a turkey on your car?

A Globe columnist answered it's a bad sign, but that was in Brookline, where the birds have acquired a taste for human flesh.

By - 7/27/17 - 7:05 pm
Ruddy duck in Jamaica Pond

He bobbed along with some mallards along the north side of the pond for awhile this afternoon, before paddling off into deeper water.

By - 7/21/17 - 10:33 pm

WFXT reports on the incident on Columbia Road, where the temperature was 87.

By - 7/20/17 - 11:44 am
Seagull says yo

After this seagull gave Rick a basic "Sup, bro?" at his downtown office this morning, Rick noticed the bird had a metal band around one leg. And it turns out the band may be from a research project up in Maine.

By - 7/19/17 - 2:17 pm
Rabbit in Roxbury Crossing

A roving UHub photographer spotted this bun hanging out in front of the Islamic Society of Boston mosque at Roxbury Crossing this afternoon.

By - 7/13/17 - 1:10 pm

Ronnie White forwards this photo of two coyotes in Arlington Heights today, wonders if their den was washed away during yesterday's flash floods.

By - 7/10/17 - 9:23 am
Overflowing Frog Pond

Damaskin took this photo of an overflowing Frog Pond from the safety of higher ground this morning.

Even fearless turkeys were forced to flee. Mike spotted this gobbler on the Park Street side of the Common around 7 a.m.: Read more.

By - 7/5/17 - 10:24 am

Good Morning Gloucester tells us the story of Cisco, a great white that gets around.

By - 6/25/17 - 8:51 pm
Bunny in the Back Bay

Beancounter spotted this bunny on Marlborough Street today.

By - 6/23/17 - 11:19 pm
Wood duck

That's probably no big news for people used to wildlife, but to us confirmed city dwellers, well, you learn something every day. On a walk around Jamaica Pond this afternoon, I spotted this smallish duck come in over the water and land near some other ducks and ducklings. As it came in, it seemed to be whistling, rather than quacking.

Thanks to some folks on Twitter for identifying it as a wood duck.

By - 6/21/17 - 12:01 am

WBZ has the latest on the black bear that has been ambling around Concord of late - and includes this advice should you find yourself mano-a-paw with the bear:

They are advised to talk to it calmly while backing away.

Talk to it calmly? Unfortunately, WBZ fails us and doesn't specify just what we're supposed to say as we calmly talk to the bear. Whisper sweet nothings? "Hey, how 'bout that Gronk!" What?

By - 6/19/17 - 5:05 pm
Raccoon at a puddle in East Boston shipyard

Eastie Strong spotted this raccoon just admiring his reflection in a puddle at the East Boston shipyard today - or maybe he was paralyzed in fear thinking he was about to be drowned, like his cousin up in Maine.