There was a piper of some sort flitting around the north shore of Jamaica Pond this afternoon.
Eileen Murphy reports she saw three dozen egrets at low tide at Finnegan Park in Dorchester's Port Norfolk yesterday.
A mama wood duck watched over her brood as they turned in for the night on a log at the north end of Jamaica Pond late this afternoon. Read more.
MassDOT's Jacquelyn Goddard fawned over this deer crossing the Riverside Line at Chestnut Hill this morning (it didn't try to get on a trolley because it was short a buck).
Ben Walsh spotted a couple of turkeys getting back to their hideout off Forbes Street in Jamaica Plain this morning. Has anybody heard from Ben since?
Over the past few days, three herons have taken up residence at Jamaica Pond, along with the ducks and the geese. They'll stand for awhile along the shores, or perch on the branches of the tree on the island, and then something will catch their eye and they'll take off and fly over to another part of the pond.
Mary Ellen watched a deer watching a man who had no clue he had two sets of eyes on him Tuesday morning at Millennium Park: Read more.
A flock of blue damselflies were hanging out on the shore of Jamaica Pond, on the Parkman Drive side, near the Arborway.
In our Roslindale backyard this morning (at one point, there were four of them, all pretty quiet, actually).
Wicked Local Brookline reports:
At 8:16 p.m., the police received a call about two males catching geese for dinner. They had been catching the geese by Leverett Pond.
At the very end of Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury, just behind the last building in the industrial park there, is a dead tree that towers over everything else. This afternoon, a bald eagle perched up there for a long time, taking in the view over the Charles River, the train tracks and the banks of Millennium Park.
Dedham Police report town Animal Control Officer Jayson Tracy was able to rescue this young raccoon from the top of the sign pole at one local intersection and set it free.
Eileen Murphy reports the grackles at Castle Island have learned where to go when they're hungry:
The grackles around Sullivan's at Castle Island can scare the daylights out of folks when they pop out of a barrel after fishing around for leftovers!
Jay spotted this turkey by the container terminal in South Boston this morning.
The Revere Journal reports the city is gearing up for some major rat asskicking that could include traditional rodenticides, dry ice and, yes, owls, in addition to distibuting heavy, covered trash cans to residents.
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