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By adamg - 5/9/21 - 6:27 pm
Swan and cynets on the Charles River

Mary Ellen found herself way down upon the Swan-y River today, at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 5/8/21 - 10:51 am
White bird in a gazebo in Dorchester Lower Mills

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint asking the city to do, well, something, about this bird, which has been hanging out in an apartment-complex gazebo off Adams Street in Dorchester Lower Mills for a couple of weeks now. The report does not specify what the bird has been doing that's worth city action, aside from the fact that it exists.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 12:42 pm
Bald eagle in Cutler Park

I don't know, I love the river views, but seems kinda small.

Mary Ellen traversed the Charles this morning and spotted a couple of bald eagles in Cutler Park along the Needham/Dedham line, across from West Roxbury - possibly checking out good nesting spots.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 11:47 am
Bird and breakfast at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen went out for an early morning walk at Millennium Park in West Roxbury and, spotted, among other things, a young male Northern Parula getting some sustenance (she also saw both a deer and a killdeer, but the latter was, once again, not living up to its name).

By adamg - 5/3/21 - 6:22 pm
Turkeys in Harvard Square

With few people left, the turkeys, including these red, white and blue-faced behemoths, have colonized Harvard Square, Ron Newman discovered today.

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By adamg - 5/3/21 - 1:28 pm

The state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife reports a bald eagle collapsed and died in her nest along the Charles River in Middlesex County after eating something that had itself eaten "second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide" (link has a photo of the dead bird). Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/21 - 9:11 am
Eagle on the Esplanade

Who would have thought an eagle would land right on the Esplanade? Paul Kafasis spotted the bird there this morning.

Earlier:
Back Bay bald eagle bops along the Charles.

By adamg - 4/27/21 - 9:18 am

Guard those pic-a-nic baskets: Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/21 - 9:32 pm
Raccoon being rescued from the top of a light fixture on the turnpike

Ari Herzog could only watch in amazement this evening as Newton firefighters used a ladder truck, a thin lasso and a box to rescue a raccoon that had somehow survived crossing the turnpike and then climbed up the top of a light fixture sprouting from the Jersey barriers that separate the two sides of the highway.

Video: Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/21 - 6:21 pm
Ring-necked duck

The photographer, who doesn't know from ducks, except the ones that come up to you with the geese if they think you have bread, spotted this bird scooting along, and alone, on Jamaica Pond this afternoon. Dr. Google pronounces it a ring-necked duck.

By adamg - 4/19/21 - 5:55 pm
A lot of turtles at Jamaica Pond

It was turtles, turtles everywhere at Jamaica Pond today, at least on the one downed tree limb that is the premier turtle lounging spot.

By adamg - 4/17/21 - 9:19 pm
Two-tone squirrel

Hugmajesty wonders what the deal is with the half-gray, half red squirrel she saw on the Common today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/21 - 9:12 am
Tree swallows fight for prime space at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen watched tree swallows duke it out for a prime nesting box at Millennium Park in West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/21 - 11:18 am

A concerned citizen who likes walking his or her dog in Harvard's holdings off Western Avenue filed a 311 report about a coyote that chased them shortly after midnight: Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/21 - 6:39 pm
Seagull with a bagel

A seagull tried to figure out how to down half a bagel at Revere Beach this afternoon.

By adamg - 4/8/21 - 10:05 am
Golden trees on Cow Island Pond in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen watched the sunrise over Cow Island Pond, part of the Charles River by Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury. She had company: Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/21 - 5:49 pm
Raccoon asleep on a Jamaica Plain porch

Andrea Pakula snapped the raccoon taking a nap on her Jamaica Plain deck this afternoon.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 11:25 pm
Sparrow on a box at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted a sparrow sitting atop one of the rustic birdhouses along the upper soccer fields at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.

By adamg - 3/27/21 - 7:56 pm
Squirrel eating lunch at Piers Park in East Boston

John.C/C spotted this squirrel eating lunch in Piers Park in East Boston today.

By adamg - 3/27/21 - 11:34 am
Turkey behind the Home Depot

Mary Ellen reports that the other day, King Tom here was strutting around with his six hens by the side of the Home Depot in West Roxbury.

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