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By adamg - 3/4/21 - 10:37 am
Landing eagle

Mary Ellen reports she was standing under a tree by the Charles River in West Roxbury this morning when an eagle landed in the tree, basically right on top of her - maybe the one she saw from a bit further away yesterday.

By adamg - 3/3/21 - 2:30 pm
Bald Eagle along the Charles

Mary Ellen found this stern bird along the Charles River at Cow Island Pond off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury today.

Compare to this younger eagle.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 7:54 pm
Juvenile bald eagle

Mary Ellen mixed it up this morning and headed over to Cutler Park, on the other side of the Charles from Millennium Park, where she spotted this juvenile bald eagle.

By adamg - 2/21/21 - 9:31 pm

FALLING THROUGH THE ICE, CHARLES RIVER

Lucas Brunelle is part of a small (very small) fraternity of people who try to bike on the Charles River in the winter. Yesterday, he got out on the ice in Brighton and pretty promptly fell through thin ice and into the water.

Today, more people joined him on the river, but on two feet and further downstream by the Esplanade. Thanks to the folks who sent us photos and comments, if for no other reason that we now know there are two divergent schools of thought about people who go out on the Charles on days like today: Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/21 - 10:02 am
Great blue heron over the Charles River

A great blue heron took flight over the Charles River near Millennium Park this morning, and Mary Ellen was there to watch it.

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By adamg - 1/25/21 - 5:01 pm

WHDH reports authorities think the man might have been living in the woods. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/21 - 10:05 am
Bald eagle in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen shows us one of the two bald eagles she watched hanging out yesterday in the trees along the Charles River's Cow Island Pond, off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury. Could the couple be searching for starter nest for a new family?

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 9:32 pm
Charles River at Millennium Park

For a couple of minutes at sunset this evening, the surface of the Charles River between Millennium Park in Boston and the Needham Line and Cutler Park in Dedham was very still. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/20 - 9:09 am
Peregrine falcon perched by the Charles River in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted this peregrine falcon yesterday, hanging out overlooking Cow Island Pond, a sort of Charles River bay off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 11/29/20 - 8:03 pm
Swans in the Charles River

Mary Ellen spotted a flotilla of swans today in Cow Island Pond, the lake-like part of the Charles River off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 9:45 pm
Redpolls at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen reports a recent major burst of bird activity, or irruption, along the Charles River at Millennium Park as herds of birds, such as these redpolls, along with winter finches, evening grosbeaks and red crossbills from up north head south in search of food.

It’s really a sight to see at dusk at MP red-wing blackbirds and cowbirds also join in. Surely where Whoever wrote The Birds got their inspiration.

By adamg - 11/5/20 - 11:04 am
Busted up chair in Millennium Park

A few months ago, somebody hauled a dining-room chair to a quiet, hidden spot on the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury, where people who stumbled across it would spend some time taking in the vista. Emily the roving UHub photographer came upon the chair a couple days ago and found it's no longer usable. Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/20 - 12:08 pm
Orange tree along the Charles after the snow

Ethan McCoy went for a walk along the Charles River in Cambridge during the snow yesterday.

By adamg - 10/3/20 - 6:18 pm
White duck and goose on the Esplanade

Liz the roving UHub photographer came upon a white duck having a grand old time hanging with a gaggle of geese on the Esplanade this afternoon.

By adamg - 10/1/20 - 10:15 am
Coyotes in the mist

Mary Ellen watched a pair of coyotes cross the drought-lowered Charles River from Cutler Park on the Dedham/Needham line over to Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 1:19 pm
Coyote

The other day, Samuel Watson was kayaking on the Charles River, about a half mile down from Millennium Park in West Roxbury, when he spotted this coyote.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 4:59 pm
Chair in Millennium Park at the Charles River

Somebody brought a chair down to the banks of the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury and then left it there.

I used it this afternoon to watch a great blue heron on the Dedham side of the river - wanted to be ready should it just stop standing there and fly. It finally did - all of 20 feet upriver, where it then proceeded to just stand there again. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/20 - 10:17 am
Raised tires

On her morning walks through Millennium Park in West Roxbury, Mary Ellen usually looks for birds and other interesting creatures, but of late, she's noticed that somebody's been digging up manmade stuff from the mud along the Charles River edge of what was the Gardner Street Landfill until the 1990s. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/20 - 4:38 pm

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about conditions in the Nashua Street Park, which runs along the Charles River behind Nashua Street: Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/20 - 12:38 pm
Semipalmated plover

Mary Ellen spotted this semipalmated plover, looking like it wanted to be left alone as it gets ready for its daily ablutions in the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday.

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