Wildlife

By - 8/15/18 - 10:36 pm
Piper at Jamaica Pond

There was a piper of some sort flitting around the north shore of Jamaica Pond this afternoon.

By - 7/30/18 - 12:24 pm
Lots of egrets at Port Norfolk

Eileen Murphy reports she saw three dozen egrets at low tide at Finnegan Park in Dorchester's Port Norfolk yesterday.

By - 7/22/18 - 6:40 pm
Wood ducks in a row at Jamaica Pond

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.

By - 7/21/18 - 10:28 am
Deer on Green Line tracks in Newton

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).

By - 7/18/18 - 10:15 am
Turkeys in Jamaica Plain

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?

By - 7/12/18 - 6:52 pm
Heron at Jamaica Pond

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.

By - 7/11/18 - 9:46 pm
Deer at Millennium Park

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.

By - 7/10/18 - 12:07 am
Blue dragonfly

A flock of blue damselflies were hanging out on the shore of Jamaica Pond, on the Parkman Drive side, near the Arborway.

By - 7/9/18 - 11:39 am
Bluejays in Roslindale

In our Roslindale backyard this morning (at one point, there were four of them, all pretty quiet, actually).

By - 7/7/18 - 10:01 pm

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.

By - 7/7/18 - 11:46 am

LauMalo83 watched an owl (yes, not a hawk) just sit there yesterday while a much smaller mockingbird kept ramming it, at Finnegan Park in Port Norfolk: Read more.

By - 7/6/18 - 4:46 pm
Bald Eagle in West Roxbury overlooking the Charles River

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.

By - 7/3/18 - 1:16 pm
Raccoon stuck on a traffic sign in Dedham

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.

By - 6/29/18 - 11:34 am
Deer in Hyde Park

Looks like Hyde Park might need some more "Deer Crossing" signs. Kristin Shoemaker, who lives near the George Wright Golf Course, found this tableau in her backyard this morning.

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By - 6/28/18 - 9:27 am

Welcome to Dot reports from Bodega Bay, um, Dorchester, that somebody was checking out his house yesterday.

Earlier:
Peeping tom reported at Harvard.

By - 6/25/18 - 1:12 pm
A grackle with a French fry

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!

By - 6/24/18 - 10:01 am
Turkey in South Boston

Jay spotted this turkey by the container terminal in South Boston this morning.

By - 6/21/18 - 12:26 pm

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.

By - 6/16/18 - 12:44 pm
Ruby-throated hummingbird

B. MacLean photographically captured a hummingbird at a feeder in the front yard of his Milton home yesterday.

Copyright MadTy Photography. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/15/18 - 1:01 pm
Squirrel eating a bagel in Newton

Is that a Rosenfeld's bagel this squirrel is enjoying? Welcome to Dot found himself in Newton this lunchtime, watching a squirrel with a nosh.

Earlier:
Squirrels also enjoy a slice.