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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Christine Sullivan got a good view of this morning's sunrise over Boston Harbor.
Down in West Roxbury, Mary Ellen briefly braved the cold at dawn at Millennium Park: Read more.
Mary Ellen captured a falcon, up for an early breakfast, at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.
Mary Ellen couldn't help but look up this morning at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.
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.
This morning, Mary Ellen photographed one mature bald eagle and a mottled young eagle at Millennium Park, along the Charles River in West Roxbury - and reports she saw, but didn't catch on camera, another mature eagle flying around.
Mary Ellen caught a pair of red-tailed hawks doing some heart-shaped bonding in West Roxbury the other day.
Like Sox fans, kids who used to play at the Millennium Park playground will have to wait'll next year
Replacing the playground at Millennium Park in West Roxbury was always going to take longer than similar jobs elsewhere because it sits atop a former landfill, which meant the new walkways and concrete pads for equipment would have to have time to settle first, but even with that, plans called for kids to be playing this summer. Read more.
Mary Ellen spotted this great blue heron in the mists along the Charles River in West Roxbury yesterday.
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.
Mary Ellen discovered what might happen if Dumbo were reincarnated as a deer and showed up along the Charles River in West Roxbury.
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.
Walk out onto what used to be the middle of the Charles River at Millennium Park these days and you'll see not just sand and mud and land plants growing everywhere, but the shells of what our local wildlife photographer Mary Ellen says are Chinese mystery snails. Read more.
The Charles River at Millennium Park is still really shallow, but after yesterday's rain, it's a bit wider than it was last week, as Mary Ellen shows us.
It's got to be frustrating to be a Millennium Park beaver these days: There's just not enough water to dam up along the Charles, but especially in Sawmill Brook, which no longer empties into the Charles because it no longer flows. This morning, Mary Ellen spotted this once eager beaver forced to waddle across mud and what's left of the water.
Update: Mary Ellen posted video showing that the little guy was able to get a bit of a swim in.
Gio Valencia watched a couple of kayakers walking their craft down the deepest part of the Charles River by Millennium Park in West Roxbury. The river's normally pretty shallow in that stretch, but the current drought has reduced it to a shallow creek there.
Droughty: You can now wade across the Charles River and not even get your knees wet, at least along one stretch
The level of the Charles River where Millennium Park in West Roxbury meets Cutler Park in Dedham and Needham is now so low that somebody who doesn't mind getting their calves wet - and maybe sinking into some mud - could easily wade across at its narrowest points. Read more.
BLVCK.machina watched the sun go down over Millennium Park in West Roxbury this evening.
Joe Kidston, down in Hull, where they actually got some of the storms we were promised today, also watched the sunset through the storm clouds: Read more.
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