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.
Kelly Tynan watched a turkey cross VFW Parkway at Baker Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.
The Globe reports tourists are starting to talk about the fur-covered butterballs in the Public Garden and on the Common.
Sheri Ann Chang suspects these Orange Line riders didn't pay their fares.
S&S Consulting spotted this bun in the parking lot near the Atlantic Avenue Starbucks today.
Tracy Strauss found the Destiny's Child of turkeys in Harvard Square today.
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.
Nova jumps on the "Turkeys: Threat or Menace" bandwagon, complete with a dramatic reenactment of When Turkeys Attack.
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.
Somebody filed a 311 report from West Roxbury this morning:
Deer sighting. A young buck with two or three point antlers cross Washington St. Heading north, and as I drove by saw him standing in the parking lot of G&G Auto Repair. This was about 9:45 am.
Mike Ball reports on an interlude on the cobblestones outside the Quincy Market building today:
Not-at-all-shy hawk went for lunch at Boston's Quincy Market. It started right on the pigeon, thrilling and disgusting the tourists and locals. This young female brought the pigeon down with a thump (apparently dead before hitting the paving stones) and looked at 50 or so of us like, "You'd better not try to take my meal!"
Oh, you want a look? But of course: Read more.
NBC Boston reports a car traveling south on Wellesley Road yesterday afternoon hit a deer - which then bounced across the road and into the windshield of a mini-van heading north, causing fatal injuries to the driver.
Was on the way to Turtle Pond on the main path from the Hyde Park side of Stony Brook Reservation around 2:20 p.m. when I looked down path 206 to see this deer looking at me. We looked at each other for a minute or two and then he (she? I'm a city kid, what do I know?) bounded off into the woods.