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By adamg - 12/1/20 - 10:30 am
Bushy coyote

Harry Mattison spotted a coyote with a serious winter coat on the Harvard soccer field in Allston this morning.

By adamg - 11/29/20 - 8:03 pm
Swans in the Charles River

Mary Ellen spotted a flotilla of swans today in Cow Island Pond, the lake-like part of the Charles River off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 11/29/20 - 12:59 pm
Brants off Sargent's Wharf in Boston's North End

Adam Balsam spotted some Atlantic brants going in for another serving of salad today on the side of Sargent's Wharf in the North End.

More about brants.

Copyright Adam Balsam. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 11/27/20 - 2:18 pm
Turkey and geese in Jamaica Plain

Welcome to Dot was forced to stop in Jamaica Plain today.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 2:19 pm
Lot of turkeys in Franklin Park

Thebostonlol spotted a big rafter crossing the plains of Franklin Park today.

Dimas also spotted some free birds, in Brighton: Read more.

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By adamg - 11/26/20 - 10:38 am
By adamg - 11/25/20 - 11:34 am
Raven eating a bagel

Mary Ellen spotted a raven eating a bagel in West Roxbury yesterday. No word where the bagel's from, but since it's West Roxbury, Local 138 would be a good caw.

By adamg - 11/24/20 - 11:07 am
Big coyote

Blvckmachina couldn't help but notice this big, very healthy looking coyote just casually hanging out in his backyard on Glenellen Road in West Roxbury. Once Wile E. realized he was being photographed, he slowly got up and casually sauntered away.

By adamg - 11/24/20 - 9:13 am
Hoary redpoll on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston

Mary Ellen spotted this hoary redpoll, a bird more commonly found in arctic Canada and Greenland, this morning on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, near the Hard Rock Cafe. It's part of the 2020 irruption as unusually large numbers of birds head south in search of food.

Earlier:
Some major irruption going on at Millennium Park.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 9:51 pm
Angry turkey and cop in Somerville

Somerville turkey likes donuts, takes no guff from cops. Photo by Greg Cook.

After a turkey family visited his family backyard, Greg Cook began to wonder what the deal is with all these turkeys in the Boston area. He wound up interviewing Jim Cardoza of MassWildlife, who led the effort to restore wild turkeys to Massachusetts in the 1970s, a century after they'd been hunted to extinction here.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 9:45 pm
Redpolls at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen reports a recent major burst of bird activity, or irruption, along the Charles River at Millennium Park as herds of birds, such as these redpolls, along with winter finches, evening grosbeaks and red crossbills from up north head south in search of food.

It’s really a sight to see at dusk at MP red-wing blackbirds and cowbirds also join in. Surely where Whoever wrote The Birds got their inspiration.

By adamg - 11/15/20 - 1:45 pm

On one of the Hyde Park Nextdoor groups, a Huntington Avenue resident reports she tried to go outside Thursday morning, but the terrible turkey was there: Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/20 - 10:03 pm

WBZ dispatched grizzled reporter Bill Shields down to Hyde Park today in search of the unstuffed murderbird rampaging through the Westminster Avenue area. Fortunately, because of Covid-19, Shields was equipped with a microphone on a boom, with which he was able to fend off the angry avian long enough to make his escape.

By adamg - 11/10/20 - 10:52 pm
Turkey vs. man in Hyde Park

Tom dares man to step outside on Arlington Street this morning, two days after attacking couple.

A Hyde Park resident reports the last thing she expected on a leisurely stroll to the neighborhood Dunk's with her husband was to be set upon by a fowl beast, but that's just what happened at Westminster Street and Lexington Avenue Sunday morning: Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/20 - 10:28 am
Black squirrel

Way down here in remotest Roslindale, our squirrels seem to come in one variety: Gray. So on a trip up to the South End this morning, this black squirrel, foraging along Harrison Avenue, came as a bit of a surprise.

Well, at least to us. He has quite the fan base already: Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/20 - 9:51 am
Bluebird at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted a male bluebird seemingly lost in thought at Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday.

By adamg - 10/25/20 - 7:03 pm
Jumping buck

Mary Ellen reports she, her husband and their faithful companion, Jax, were headed up the hill at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this afternoon when Jax barked, alerting them to the buck that was also on the hillside, but moving by leaps and bounds, well, leaps at least. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 9:23 am
Hawk and Hawk

John C. took this photo:

A hawk spotted in East Boston in the same exact spot where Hawk from Spencer for hire was filming in the mid 1980s.

By adamg - 10/16/20 - 9:17 pm

Arlington officials say a raccoon they believe bit and scratched a young child on Fountain Road Wednesday afternoon has tested positive for rabies. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/20 - 10:44 am
Turkeys on Gallivan Boulevard

Armand the roving UHub photographer was forced to stop roving this morning when a band of Turkey Liberation Fronters staged a protest in the middle of Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester, a month and a half before Thanksgiving.

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