By - 4/3/16 - 2:51 pm
Massive traffic jam caused by turkeys
Turkey tail

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.

Betherie, meanwhile, had a ringside seat for the capture of one of the birds: Read more.

By - 3/29/16 - 9:33 am
Turkeys on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Judith Rust spotted her first Back Bay turkeys this morning, on Comm. Ave. Patty reports seeing them strutting down Mass. Ave. - and that nobody ran them over. Joe Dunne photographed them on Marlborough Street.

By - 3/28/16 - 8:07 pm
Turkey on Beacon Street near Yawkey Way

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.

By - 3/28/16 - 1:45 am

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?

By - 3/27/16 - 9:49 pm

Cinnamngrl ran across this rafter of turkeys at Adams Street and Victory Road in Dorchester today.

By - 3/23/16 - 9:20 am
Two turkeys atop a house in Roslindale

Laura Kollett spotted these two turkeys this morning atop a house on South Street in Roslindale, near the train station.

Meanwhile, Jeff Sullivan shows us a more grounded turkey, in a parking lot off Truman Parkway and Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park: Read more.

By - 3/22/16 - 9:30 am
Turkey in Central Square

In Cambridge, Central Square Florist had a pair of turkeys walk by this morning.

In West Roxbury, Terry Klein spotted a bunch of turkeys on Redlands Road: Read more.

By - 2/16/16 - 1:47 pm
White squirrel on Boston Common

Bradley reports seeing the fabled white squirrel of Boston Common at lunchtime today:

Looked away briefly and he was gone.

By - 2/3/16 - 10:40 pm
Raccoons in Allston

John reports he looked out on his Comm. Ave. porch (near Fordham) tonight and saw these two bandits. His third-floor porch.

By - 2/3/16 - 5:47 pm
Rabbit on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Deborah Elizabeth Finn reports spotting an urban bun in the tiny front yard of a home on Commonwealth Avenue between Hereford and Mass. Ave. today.

ABC Haskins, meanwhile, spotted a rabbit right outside 1 Ashburton Place today.

A Beacon Hill bunny last fall.

By - 1/29/16 - 10:23 pm
Wood duck at Leverett Pond in Jamaica Plain

Mary Ellen says it looked like she caught a wood duck in mid-sneeze the other day on the Jamaica Plain side of Leverett Pond.

By - 1/14/16 - 6:37 am
East Boston deer

Photo by Massachusetts Environmental Police.

UPDATE: State officials now say the deer was not a pet; she moved into somebody's backyard and the homeowner didn't even know she was there.

State Environmental Police report:

Today, January 13, 2016, Massachusetts Environmental Police officers and members of the agency’s Large Animal Response Team (LART) executed a search warrant in East Boston to remove a white tail deer that was suspected of being kept as a pet.

Read more.

By - 1/6/16 - 5:34 pm
Round, yellowish bird on the Greenway

Spotted this little chirper on the Greenway near the InterContinental today. Anybody know what kind of bird it is?

By - 1/4/16 - 11:50 pm
Hawk outside a Cambridge window

Nate Russell snapped this visitor today on a little ledge outside his company's offices on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. "We've seen him before in the trees but never this close," he reports.

By - 1/3/16 - 1:16 pm
Coyote in West Roxbury

A roving UHub photographer on the way back from Home Depot spotted this coyote roaming Caspar Street in West Roxbury around 12:20 p.m. today.

By - 12/26/15 - 1:03 pm
Seal off Castle Island

John Gage actually photographed three seals off Castle Island, including this guy.