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By adamg - 10/17/21 - 5:58 pm
A coot

There were a couple of coots (no clue if they were old coots) at Jamaica Pond today, with their pigeon-like way of moving around the water: Their heads bobbing back and forth as they moved.

By adamg - 10/17/21 - 1:36 pm
Dog can't believe there's a turkey in Downtown Crossing

You can tell that's what Sara Mak's dog was thinking this morning on a walk on Washington Street.

Andrew spotted the bird on Kingston Street: Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/21 - 9:04 pm
Great blue heron all scrunched up

Late this afternoon at Chez Turtle, where all the turtles at Jamaica Pond seem to hang.

OK, it's a great blue heron just all scrunched up. Later, he flew from one end of the pond to the other and seemed to have both legs and a neck.

By adamg - 10/4/21 - 7:50 pm
Eagle on Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted a pair of bald eagles over Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury today. This one was much larger, so was probably the female, she says.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 12:50 pm
Fuzzy squirrel

At Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday, Mary Ellen spotted this squirrel who just wanted to be left alone.

By adamg - 9/25/21 - 10:49 pm

Some guy who just moved to Boston (to go to BC, from the looks of things), is freaked out by all the turkeys in Boston.

Ed. note: Tonight, I opened our side door to throw out some trash and there was an oppssum just sitting there, all "don't kill me!"

H/t The Pumpkin Spice Must Flow.

By adamg - 9/25/21 - 11:56 am

Cambridge Day introduces us to Asian jumping worms, which are really more like Asian wriggling worms, but in any case are worse for the local flora than all the other earthworms that came over with Europeans. You can recognize them by the white band around them and by the way they wriggle intensely when prodded.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 3:41 pm
Turkey on the Greenway

JK spotted this turkey on the Greenway near International Place today.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 8:46 pm
Bunch of turkeys

Robert Orthman of Roslindale was about to let his two dogs go out for some air when he looked outside this afternoon.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 8:42 pm
Hummingbird getting some food

Mary Ellen spotted a hummingbird topping off today in Newton's Nahantan Park before the long migration south for the winter.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 1:06 pm

Bostonscigirl wonders:

What is the etiquette? Can I just start driving?

By adamg - 9/14/21 - 10:48 am

Ben (1972) - Official Trailer (HD)

Wicked Local Cambridge reports Cambridge wants to hire a "rat liaison," not to negotiate terms of surrender with Remy and Ben to serve as a sort of rat czar to deal with growing numbers of rar complaints from residents, only you can't call the person a czar in the People's Republic.

Newton residents come to grim realization that their garden city has rats.

By adamg - 9/10/21 - 4:15 pm
Turkey outside Equinox health club

The Albino Wineo spotted this turkey just outside the Equinox health club on Franklin Street downtown today.

By adamg - 9/6/21 - 1:15 pm

Arlington Police report two children were attacked by a coyote yesterday afternoon in Arlington: A two-year-old girl on Epping Street was bitten in the back and then briefly dragged by a coyote, then ten minutes later, another two-year old girl on Summer Hill Circle, about a half mile away, was scratched by a coyote. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/21 - 7:09 pm
Heron preens while turtles watch

A great blue heron preened itself while a couple of turtles watched its every move on Jamaica Pond this afternoon (even more turtles watched from the other side on what is normally the pond's turtle log).

By adamg - 9/4/21 - 7:06 pm
Murmuration in Rumney Marsh

Greg Cook kayaked through Rumney Marsh in Saugus yesterday and watched thousands of swallows murmurating. He also spotted fiddler crabs. Lots and lots of fiddler crabs.

By adamg - 9/3/21 - 12:04 pm
Coyote up a hill in the Roslindale part of the Arboretum

Yesterday, roving UHub photographer Dan Peters spied this comfy coyote up a hill at the part of the Arnold Arboretum in Roslindale that's across Walter Street from the main part of the Arbs, where the solar panels are.

By adamg - 8/30/21 - 8:25 am
Eagle at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this eagle at Millennium Park in West Roxbury early this morning.

By adamg - 8/28/21 - 4:14 pm
Squirrel and the vertebra it was munching on

Possinger's before and after shots.

Chris Possinger reports:

Watching my kid at the playground at Boynton and Hall St. in JP and heard a munching sound. Looked over and it was a squirrel munching on a large vertebrae. Called the Staties just in case, but I don't think it's human.

By adamg - 8/26/21 - 10:13 am

Good news for people who love thinking up new ways to keep squirrels away from their bird feeders: The Massachusetts Audubon Society says that because we haven't seen any of the mysterious songbird die offs that have plagued other states, it's safe to put birdseed out again. Read more.

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