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By adamg - 12/8/19 - 8:30 pm
By adamg - 12/8/19 - 6:30 pm
Pied-billed grebe in Jamaica Pond

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted a pied-billed grebe at Jamaica Pond yesterday.

You can tell a grebe (you just can't tell it much) because they're a bit smaller and not as black as the coots that frequent the pond this time of year.

Also at Jamaica Pond today, Stephen Baird photographed a bald eagle soaring overhead.

By adamg - 12/8/19 - 1:36 pm
Plump squirrel wants more nuts

Eileen Murphy reports a squirrel that would seem to be more than amply ready for winter keeps coming up to her South Boston window demanding more peanuts.

By adamg - 12/5/19 - 12:48 pm

Jessica Bartlett of the Boston Business Journal videoed a deer swimming alongside her Hingham-to-Boston ferry this morning.

By adamg - 11/30/19 - 2:46 pm
Hawk at Haymarket station on the Green Line

A roving UHub photographer looked up at the Haymarket Green Line station this morning and spotted this hawk flitting about from perch to perch.

By adamg - 11/29/19 - 5:16 pm
Turkeys on a lawn in West Roxbury

We spotted this rafter on somebody's lawn on Washington Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.

By adamg - 10/26/19 - 10:32 pm

There have been a couple of packs of aggro murderturkeys attacking Hyde Park residents in recent weeks, but Larry Johnson reports he may have found the answer: A long, hard game of soccer:

They see this blue ball in the street and start pecking at it and chasing it around with great interest! This went on for 45 minutes!

With photos.

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 11:48 am

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted this purple gallinule in Milton over the weekend. The bird normally doesn't get much farther north than the South Carolina coast - where it uses its giant feet to step "gingerly across water lilies and other floating vegetation" as it hunts for frogs and worms. She reports the people in the house where the bird came to roost are trying to take care of it until it, hopefully, starts heading south.

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 3:17 pm
A heron in Jamaica Pond

This afternoon, this heron was quietly minding its own business on the Parkman Drive side of Jamaica Pond, slowly wading along the shore looking for a bite to eat, with that Groucho Marx gait herons have, when another heron landed on the water about 15 feet away. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 2:32 pm
Raccoon in the South End

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about a raccoon that is probably up to no good in the alley behind Yarmouth Street in the South End.

At least it's not a sewer pander.

By adamg - 10/3/19 - 11:16 am

Jamaica Plain News reports Zoo New England has been using Franklin Park to train Koda to find eastern box turtles, an increasingly rare species in New England, so that researchers can better figure out ways to keep them around.

By adamg - 9/22/19 - 8:53 pm
Raccoon coming out of sewer in Jamaica Plain

Michael Spicher reports a Stephen King experience in Jamaica Plain this evening.

We were walking in JP and I looked down and saw a raccoon peering at me from the sewer. We walked further away and waited, and it emerged.

By adamg - 9/19/19 - 1:29 pm
Hawk at Forest Hills MBTA station

Massmikmouse spotted a hawk way up in the rafters of the Forest Hills T station this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 1:20 pm
Squirrel getting a drink from the Boston Public Garden lagoon

A squirrel held on tight as she got a drink from the Public Garden lagoon this afternoon.

By adamg - 9/15/19 - 1:04 pm
Egret on the Charles

Yesterday afternoon, an egret waded along the shallows on the Cutler Park side of the Charles in Dedham for awhile, before a duck got it riled and it began flapping its wings and tried to make the duck go away and then it walked onto a sandbar in the low river before flying the final 30 feet or so to the Millennium Park side of the river in West Roxbury.

Earlier:
Egrets, she's seen a few.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 4:29 pm

Hyde Park residents living on either side of the George Wright Golf Course are increasingly reporting small marauding packs of overstuffed turkeys are making life increasingly difficult. Read more.

By adamg - 9/3/19 - 3:19 pm
Mike Duhawkis, the State House hawk

Grumpygrumpyowl couldn't help but admire Mike Duhawkis - the State House hawk named by reporter Mike Deehan - during a break from her weekly protest over the Weymouth gas compressor.

By adamg - 9/3/19 - 8:50 am
By adamg - 8/20/19 - 4:01 pm
By adamg - 8/20/19 - 8:44 am
Turkey family in South Boston

A concerned South Boston resident decides to give 311 a shot instead of calling the Butterball hotline:

What do we do about wild turkeys in my front yard

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