As if you needed more proof ducks can't read. Seen at lunchtime in the Public Garden - where I had one squirrel and one sparrow come after me when they thought I was reaching for food instead of my camera.
Thomas Mann reports he paddled out to Thompson Island in Boston Harbor this morning - and spotted this coyote. It's the first time he's ever seen one on one of the harbor islands.
John Gage observed a swan flotilla at Deer Island today.
Renee Graham reports this turkey is mighty testy and not putting up with any nonsense in Coolidge Corner today. How testy?
I saw a USPS driver today loop the block waiting for the turkey to leave.
Suzannishly spotted this grim warning on Tappan Street in Brookline today.
Samuel Trafidio spotted a crowded tree limb in Jamaica Pond today.
Mark Garfinkel took a number of photos of a right whale in Nahant Bay this week. And a seal.
Roving UHub photographer Joe Borkowski spotted this seemingly perplexed turkey in Charles Circle this morning trying to figure out where to go.
Kelly and Jeff report this turkey on Dana Street near Mass. Ave. in Cambridge was showing absolutely no fear of people this morning.
We are apparently now at Peak Turkey: They really are everywhere. Trevor spotted this bird by the cafe on the Franklin Street side of Post Office Square today and has a simple question:
How is there a turkey in Post Office Square???
Workers at the Museum of Science spotted a seal swimming in the Charles, so naturally, they tweeted for some help to the New England Aquarium, which will now look for the critter. To which the Museum of Science replied:
Awesome! And if you happen to notice any dinosaur fossils, we're happy to help.
Boston Magazine reports the seal may still be in the river this morning.
At least some people are taking to contacting 311 when they spot a turkey these days. A couple days ago, the city responded to a 311 report about a turkey just walking around Glide Street in Dorchester:
Turkeys are natural to the City of Boston. If there are no injuries to the turkey, just ensure to stay out of its way.
At press time, the city had yet to respond to a complaint about a wild turkey running down Appleton St in the South End.
Vicki the roving UHub photographer wasn't doing much roving on the turnpike in Natick this afternoon when turkeys began turkeying all over the place, bringing traffic on both sides to a complete halt.
She did get a brief glimpse of one of the walking Butterballs by the Jersey barriers as she inched forward westbound.
Tamas K-L couldn't help but notice these great gobblers in Bedford today.
Reports are coming in from pretty much everywhere: Turkeys in the Boston area are on the move. To where, exactly, cannot yet be said, but drivers and pedestrians alike need to step lively, or slow down, as the case may be.
Andrew Bauer shows us why our roads no longer just need bike lanes; these days they need turkey lanes - like on Beacon Street near the stairs to Yawkey Station.
But wait, there's more: Read more.
I've seen "anhinga" or cormorant birds sun their wings in Florida (link).
But I've never seen one in Boston. Today I saw this one on the Charles. It landed on this mooring ball and sat gently flapping its wings for at least several minutes that I watched. Anyone know what it is?