Mark McDonald reports that an apparently lonely swan in Mill Pond - the part of the Mother Brook that River Street crosses in Hyde Park - seemed to be a bit happier today now that its partner has rejoined it after several weeks of absence.
Mary Ellen reports the coyotes at Millennium Park were howling this morning, as they looked for love, although one coyote at the very top of the hill might also have been looking for something to munch to start the day.
A bit further down the hill, she spotted a red-bellied woodpecker, probably too high up for any yippin' 'yote to chomp: Read more.
WBZ reports the snor'easter washed zillions of clams up onto Revere Beach, providing an all-you-can-eat buffet for area gulls. The station cautions the clams are not good eatin' for people, though - they might be contaminated.
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?
In 2020, animals continued to turn Boston into their preserve. Coyotes, deer and snapping turtles prowled our byways and parks. Birds of all sorts flew into town. The resident turkeys continued to alternate between being charming butterballs and terrifying clawed beasts. And an apparent ravenous porcupine ripped up saplings in Franklin Park. Read more.