Mary Ellen spotted this eagle, maybe 3 to 3 1/2 years old, across the Charles from Millennium Park today. Bald eagles go fully "bald" when they're about 4 1/2 years, assuming they don't get poisoned by rodenticide first.
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Remember last year when the state used traffic cones to mark off some bike lanes on the Mass. Ave. Bridge and somebody didn't like them and tossed them onto the frozen Charles River? A roving UHub photographer discovered today that some low-energy bike-lane hater tried to replicate that, only gave up after just one cone.
It'll take more than one day to melt all the ice that formed in our brief sub-zero blast. Along the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury, a one-time homage to leather from Mechanics Hall (bulldozed to make way for the Pru) remained encased in ice around 3:30 p.m. today.
The ice also snared some tree branches: Read more.
Josh Borrow took a walk along the insta-frozen Charles River this afternoon.
But kids, the National Weather Service reminds you to stay off the ice.
Samuel Maskell watched a flotilla of geese floating along in the Esplanade lagoon.
Mary Ellen spent some golden-hour time this morning along the Charles in Dedham, where she spotted a man paddling in a canoe with his dog while passing a goose.
First responders search the Charles for somebody who may have jumped off a bridge early this morning
The Cambridge Fire Department and Live Boston report that Boston and Cambridge firefighters and police and state troopers started searching the Charles River at the Anderson Bridge at JFK Street after receiving a report of a person jumping into the water. They were still searching around 7:45 a.m.
The Swellesley Report reports the Natick select board has voted to simply remove the aging dam on the Charles River in South Natick rather than trying to repair it.
Teddy Kokoros spotted some Vikings rowing up the Charles near the Arsenal Street Bridge on the Brighton/Watertown line this afternoon - perhaps on their way to reclaim their ancient lands along the Charles in Weston. Read more.
BLVCK.machina looked out the window of his office next to the State House around 4 p.m. and spotted an apocalyptic hellscape - and only partially because of the window tinting.
A calmer view further down the Charles: Read more.
Ladybugs_Leaf spotted these flags placed along the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge today and wondered what they're for.
Adam Balsam posits they're memorials for the bike-lane-marking traffic cones that somebody tossed off the bridge in January.
Inoffensive little fluffy thing that's done absolutely nothing to deserve the name it's saddled with
Wandering the moors along the Charles River in West Roxbury, Mary Ellen spied a dickcissel, no doubt debating whether those seeds it's eying are worth risking getting swallowed by a hawk.
Which of course, raises the question of who the bird formerly known as the black-throated bunting so offended in the ornithological world that they renamed it with one of birddom's more ridiculous names. Read more.
Man drops phone in the Charles, jumps in, finds 11 other phones, now he's trying to find their owners
Mary Ellen spotted this great blue heron in the mists along the Charles River in West Roxbury yesterday.
Myron Freeman walked along the Cambridge side of the Charles the other night.
Copyright Myron Freeman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
All that rain at the beginning of the week means the Charles River has now reclaimed all new land that had sprung up along Millennium Park in West Roxbury after months of dry weather.
Compare to the view from that spot on Aug. 26: Read more.
Quentin watched the sun go down from the Mass. Ave. Bridge.
Matt Frank watched the moon come up between the supports of the pedestrian bridge at Revere Beach: Read more.
This was the view down the Charles River at the Millennium Park kayak launch in West Roxbury today.
Here's roughly the same view yesterday, before the afternoon deluge - when you could still walk to the very middle of the riverbed without getting your feet wet - in part via a path made by all the people walking through land plants in what would normally be the river. Read more.
The other day along the Charles River in West Roxbury, Mary Ellen spotted a great blue heron and four black-crowned night herons seeming to pose for their first album cover.
In the dawn mist along the Charles River at Millennium Park this morning, Mary Ellen spotted a black crowned night heron, a couple of mallards and a great blue heron.
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