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By mocha fiend - 4/7/20 - 4:45 pm
Turkeys outside the Huntington Avenue YMCA

Saw these two "gym [flying] rats" at the entrance to the Huntington Y today. I think they were probably bummed that Covid-19 has closed the gym for now.

By adamg - 3/31/20 - 11:05 pm
Coyote

A startled citizen filed a 311 complaint about a coyote trotting along St. Alphonsus Street by Kevin Fitzgerald Park on Mission HIll 2 p.m.-ish today. No word if it was being chased by one of the increasingly ornery turkey gangs trying to take over the city.

By adamg - 3/29/20 - 11:59 am
Denuded saplings and possible porcupine lair

Denuded saplings and possible lair of the devilbeasts.

A horrified citizen has spent a couple days cataloging the damage being done to saplings in Franklin Park by what he says are porcupines on the munch - and is disputing the official city response that the damage is actually the work of "invasive rabbits," which, when you think of it, might be worse. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 11:09 am
Ruggles turkeys

Billy spotted this juicy rafter on Ruggles Street, between Shawmut Avenue and Washington Street in Roxbury this morning.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 2:42 pm
Swans off Dorchester

Kelly Lewis spotted a pair of swans doing some social distancing off the Expressway in Dorchester today.

Meanwhile, over in Cambridge yesterday, Barb spotted a pair of turkeys who know that they now rule the roost outdoors, at least on Bellevue Avenue: Read more.

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By adamg - 3/12/20 - 10:40 am
Turkeys at the Prudential Center

Rob C. wonders if there's an omen involved with all these turkeys at the Prudential Center this morning.

By adamg - 3/9/20 - 9:48 am
Missing geese-crossing sign

Gone! Geese will just have to honk at cars now.

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report about the missing geese-crossing signs that used to be posted on River Street at Knight Street: Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/20 - 7:32 pm
Eagle at Jamaica Pond

This big bird was sitting in a tree on the Parkman Drive side of Jamaica Pond shortly before 5 p.m. He, or she, attracted quite an audience for a few minutes before deciding to fly away.

By adamg - 3/1/20 - 1:49 pm
Mallard hen ensconced in the Charlestown locks

Theodore Hook noticed a mother duck all ready to go, in a nest ensconced in one of the Charlestown locks today.

By adamg - 2/28/20 - 6:26 pm
Hawk looking for dinner at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen the roving UHub photographer spotted this red-tailed hawk looking for a bite to eat late this afternoon at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 8:34 pm
Turkey pecks a Prius in Cambridge

Today, we jump across the river to Cambridge for this complaint from Appleton Street: Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/20 - 9:58 pm

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about dead eels among the rocks by the Morrissey Boulevard drawbridge: Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/20 - 12:55 pm

A pigeon got a free ride and plenty of things to peck at on a Red Line train this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 1:38 pm
Eastern bluebird at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen the roving UHub photographer, spotted this male Eastern bluebird - a member of the thrush family - at Millennium Park today.

Earlier:
The Millennium eagle has landed.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 12:44 pm
A squirrel and his nuts in South Boston

Eileen Murphy put out some treats for Rocky, a regular visitor to her South Boston porch.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 9:44 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 report about the nighttime goings-on along Vale Street in Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 11:10 am
Coyote in Roxbury

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday about a sighting at Dale and Regent streets in Roxbury:

Coyote in the area. I've been living here for years. This is my first sighting in the area.

By adamg - 2/2/20 - 10:59 pm
Bird feeder attached to city pole

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint to ask that the city remove a bird feeder now attached to a city light pole on Chappie Street in Charlestown.

Please remove before it starts to attract rodents.

By adamg - 2/2/20 - 1:15 pm
Eagle in Millennium Park

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen reports there were actually two eagles along the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning, including this one.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 6:03 pm
Black duck at Jamaica Pond

Say, we don't get many black ducks at Jamaica Pond (and at these prices, we can see why, woo hoo!).

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