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By adamg - 7/18/19 - 4:14 pm
Goose and Bird scooter at Jamaica Pond

One of the geese that frequents Jamaica Pond hit the salad bar this afternoon while one of the rolling Brookline eyesores that keeps winding up at the pond just sat nearby, taking up space.

By adamg - 7/1/19 - 7:57 pm
Firefighters at Jamaica Pond

Boston firefighters swarmed the dock at Jamaica Pond around 7:15 p.m. on a report of at least one person possibly in the water. But firefighters who went out in a BFD boat reported around 7:45 p.m. they'd found nothing. Firefighters began packing up not long after. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/19 - 3:54 pm
Great blue heron at Jamaica Pond

But the pickings were slim yesterday afternoon, so after a few minutes, he flew off to another part of the pond.

Earlier:
An afternoon snack at Jamaica Pond.

By adamg - 6/10/19 - 5:31 pm
Wood ducks in Jamaica Pond

For at least the third year in a row, a wood duck is raising a flotilla of wood ducklings at Jamaica Pond.

Last year:
Getting her ducks in a row.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 5:26 pm
Heron with a fish snack at Jamaica Pond

The heron stood mostly still at the water's edge along the Pinebank side of Jamaica Pond today, only its neck swiveling as it scanned the water. Then, suddenly, it went into a crouch, like a cat about to pounce, took a couple of steps to the left and speared the water, coming up with a quickly devoured canape. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/19 - 11:35 am
Last bench near Jamaica Pond Boathouse

Workers getting ready to lay down a new asphalt path along Jamaica Pond near the boathouse and gazebo have ripped up all the benches on one side of them, save for Matthew Hincman's prank-turned-art-installation. Remains of the other benches now sit in small stacks of wood slats along the path and a couple of collections of the metal supports: Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/19 - 9:49 am
Car parked badly at Jamaica Pond

Gary C. reports this car was originally parked when there were snowbanks along Perkins Street at Jamaica Pond - and hasn't moved since:

Move over buddy! Despite the snow banks having receded to the curb, this lone duck still sits in the middle of the bike lane at Jamaica Pond. The city has noticed and placed several tickets on his windshield.

By adamg - 1/6/19 - 1:51 pm
Boston firefighters training at Jamaica Pond

Jake watched Boston firefighters doing some training at Jamaica Pond today.

Last January, they used the pond for training as well, but it was cold enough they could practice ice rescues.

By adamg - 12/3/18 - 10:34 pm
Raptor at Jamaica Pond

Was walking around Jamaica Pond this afternoon, when I spotted this bird glide down to a perch on one of the trees on the Parkman Drive side.

Hawk? And should I finally figure out how to manually focus my camera lens because the auto-focus kept zeroing in on the branches in front of the bird? The answer to the latter question, of course, is: Yes.

By adamg - 11/21/18 - 12:58 pm
Coots at Jamaica pond

Several coots have made their late-fall arrival at Jamaica Pond - looking like ducks in the water, and sort of chickens on land, except for their feet, which look like, well, nothing you'd expect.

By adamg - 11/5/18 - 3:56 pm
Fall trees at Jamaica Pond

There were some trees around Jamaica Pond today that didn't need much sun to show off their fall colors. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/18 - 10:49 pm
Large fungus on a tree stump on the path around Jamaica Pond

Along the path around Jamaica Pond, near where Parkman Drive and the Arborway meet in that rotary is a tree stump. There are several clumps of toadstools, the largest of which had dozens and dozens of them, all tightly clustered as if trying to huddle for warmth. And then there is this large, almost flowering, single fungus. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/18 - 8:51 pm
American wigeon

This female American wigeon decided to hang with all the mallards on the north side of Jamaica Pond this afternoon, but acting a bit more skittish than her larger ducky friends. At one point, a bunch of them took off all of a sudden and she departed with them - before they all splashed down again about halfway down the pond.

By adamg - 9/16/18 - 6:43 pm
Bald eagle in Jamaica Pond

Mark MacGilchrist spotted a bald eagle in a tree on Moss Hill, near Jamaica Pond today. A bald eagle had frequented the pond area this past spring. In July, an eagle surveyed the scene from a tree in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 9/14/18 - 6:17 pm
Performing near the fog

To go along with the Fog x FLO display at Jamaica Pond today, Mattia C. Mauree and Pampi put on a performance every half hour while the fog was fogging. They didn't have much time for any of the performances - the fog only comes on for about two minutes.

By adamg - 8/22/18 - 4:55 pm
Rain over Kenmore Square

Paula Tennyson watched the rain come down over Kenmore Square and the Fenway around 4 p.m.

Down at Jamaica Pond, this ominous cloud approached quickly - about five minutes after the shot below, a torrential downpour began: Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/18 - 10:36 pm
Piper at Jamaica Pond

There was a piper of some sort flitting around the north shore of Jamaica Pond this afternoon.

By adamg - 7/22/18 - 6:40 pm
Wood ducks in a row at Jamaica Pond

A mama wood duck watched over her brood as they turned in for the night on a log at the north end of Jamaica Pond late this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 7/12/18 - 6:52 pm
Heron at Jamaica Pond

Over the past few days, three herons have taken up residence at Jamaica Pond, along with the ducks and the geese. They'll stand for awhile along the shores, or perch on the branches of the tree on the island, and then something will catch their eye and they'll take off and fly over to another part of the pond.

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