Wildlife

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.

By - 6/10/15 - 4:03 pm
Jellyfish in Boston Harbor

Moon jellyfish are flooding Boston Harbor, moving with the tides and occasionally puffing themselves into balloon-like shapes to pulse themselves a few inches forward at a time. The large rings are their reproductive organs.

Where did all these jellyfish come from?

By - 6/7/15 - 11:04 pm

Jef Taylor, who works at the Franklin Park Zoo, shows us the nest a pair of house sparrows built in a weed trimmer stored in a zoo tool cage:

Nest components: grasses, trash, flamingo feathers.

By - 6/4/15 - 9:05 am

At 8:35 a.m., Patrick Schmid reported:

Here's a first. Stuck on the MBTA Green Line because turkeys are on the track.

Read more.

By - 5/28/15 - 1:16 pm
Boa constrictor in Braintree

Loose boa. Photo by Braintree Police.

UPDATE: Teacup-poodle owners can relax: SNAKE HAS BEEN FOUND AND IN CUSTODY WITH ANIMAL CONTROL. AREA IS NOW SAFE

Braintree Police are warning owners of small pets in South Braintree to keep them inside until an escaped boa constrictor is recaptured. Read more.

By - 5/24/15 - 3:58 pm
Turtles at Jamaica Pond

Boston spotted turtles enjoying the sun at Jamaica Pond today.

By - 5/9/15 - 9:37 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports (last item):

A caller reported an aggressive turkey followed her until a good Samaritan let her onto a porch to wait it out on Mason Terrace.

By - 5/9/15 - 10:38 am
Goose by the Charles River Esplanade at sunset

JB Parrett watched as a goose captured some dock sitters on the Esplanade last evening.

By - 5/1/15 - 11:24 pm

And right in the middle of an interview, too.

By - 4/30/15 - 6:41 pm
Forlorn mama goose in the Fenway

Hillary spotted this poor mother goose in the Fenway today, along with a sign from an outraged person about how her eggs have been stolen and demanding justice for mother, now resorting to sitting on tennis balls and apples, apparently.

By - 4/28/15 - 7:41 am

HBP posts photos of a great horned owlet in Forest Hills Cemetery.

By - 4/26/15 - 4:36 pm
Turkeys on Granite Avenue in Dorchester

Welcome to Dot reports these turkeys crossed Granite Avenue today:

The Brooklinization of Dorchester continues.

In South Boston, Eileen Murphy spotted the first ice-cream truck of the season:

Ice cream truck in South Boston

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