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By adamg - 5/21/24 - 9:56 am

Caroline Barnes, who sells posters celebrating the angry turkeys of Brookline, reports that the town and the Brookline Art Makes Community are in receipt of their first shipment of oversized fiberglass turkeys, which local artists will paint and place around the town.

By adamg - 5/18/24 - 11:00 am
Snoozing duck and ducklings

A family of ducks settled in for a snooze on the northern shore of Jamaica Pond yesterday afternoon (dad was equally asleep, a foot or two away).

By adamg - 5/16/24 - 9:26 am
Turkey vs. man in Cambridge alley

A roving UHub photographer stumbled across this scene in Tombstone, um, on Sacramento Street in Cambridge yesterday: Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/24 - 10:50 am

At 9:49 a.m., the MBTA reported delays on the Green Line Extension between East Somerville as workers went into Officer Mike mode and escorted some baby ducks off the tracks.

Earlier:
Aw, shucks: More ducks.

By adamg - 5/11/24 - 12:39 pm
Turkey and a Duck Boat near Science Park

Roving UHub photographer Hope Cole spotted this turkey, no doubt hoping she can catch up with the Duck Boat at its next stop, near Science Park yesterday.

By adamg - 5/6/24 - 10:45 am

The annual Big Day Boston bird watch in Boston Proper on Saturday ended with 66 species of birds spotted from the Public Garden to Boston Harbor, including one bald eagle competing with Hitchcockian numbers of gulls to gulp down some herring.

By adamg - 5/4/24 - 10:16 pm
Turkey near an approach to the Tobin Bridge

Mack Garvey reports Tobie the Turkey seems to have made a home along Tremont Street in Charlestown, near the Tobin Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/24 - 11:14 am
Young buck in the scrub at Millennium Park

The other morning, Mary Ellen spotted this buck at Millennium Park in West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/24 - 10:04 pm
Plump warbler

Mary Ellen spotted a bunch of birds at Millennium Park yesterday, including this l'il plumper, otherwise known as a palm warbler.

And there's this common grackle, looking like something you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley, or, well, anywhere else: Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/24 - 2:14 pm
Turkey in Charlestown

Why is it crossing the road?

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report today to alert the city there was a turkey at Nearen Row and Tremont Street in Charlestown.

By adamg - 4/21/24 - 10:02 pm
Hawk perched above Coolidge Corner

Michael Burstein was in Coolidge Corner today when he looked up and spotted a hawk, which, from his photo, looks to be a red-tailed hawk. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/24 - 4:08 pm
Frog, mostly underwater

Mary Ellen spotted this frog, 90% of it underwater, in a vernal pool at Brook Farm in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 4/15/24 - 1:50 pm
Snake at Millennium Park

A snake found some old concrete and asphalt chunks a good place to do some sunning at the kayak launch in Millennium Park in West Roxbury this afternoon.

By adamg - 4/13/24 - 1:06 pm
Injured turkey behind a decorative fence

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint asking for help for an injured turkey on Beacon Street near Exeter in the Back Bay: Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/24 - 9:19 pm
Young osprey in Squantum

Mary Ellen spotted this osprey in Squantum yesterday.

By AdamB - 4/2/24 - 12:51 pm
Big Day Boston group photo

Big Day Boston, the friendly downtown birding competition, is returning to Copp's Hill Terrace in Boston's North End, Saturday, May 4th, 2024. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/24 - 12:12 pm
Owl trapped in a net

Owl was not happy. Photo by Needham PD.

Needham Police report three officers were dispatched this morning to the Pollard Middle School on a report of an owl trapped in a soccer net. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/24 - 9:20 am

The Boston Sun captures the moment when a Boston animal-control officer captured a coyote on Anderson Street for relocation to someplace a bit less urban; reports the sight of the beast startled even grizzled Beacon Hill residents who had grown used to other forms of wildlife, such as turkeys and owls.

By adamg - 3/24/24 - 8:57 pm
Wilson's snipe along the Charles River

Mary Ellen watched a pair of Wilson's snipes along some fast moving water at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today: Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/24 - 5:24 pm
Pair of turtles that had climbed into the sun at Jamaica Pond

This afternoon, there were at least five turtles that climbed out of the water for some sun at the traditional turtle sunning spot on the northernish side of Jamaica Pond, including these two, which got a bit more vertical than the three lazing about on a more horizontal tree branch.

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