State Police posted photos from a rescue mission in the HOV lane on the southbound Expressway in Dorchester, where a pair of geese and their new brood found themselves trapped today. State troopers and Boston animal-control officers managed to round up the wayward birds and get the to somewhere safer.
Earlier this week, a concerned citizen, or perhaps, a concerned member of the local constabulary, filed a 311 complaint about a mean goose parking itself on the Southwest Corridor side of Boston Police headquarters in Roxbury: Read more.
The turtles were out in force at Jamaica Pond today. In addition to the premium location on the branches near the northern end of the pond, like the guys above, there were turtles along the parkway and even on a bunch of downed branches along Parkman Drive that geese had made their own - until today, at least.
Dr. Jessica Dello Russo reports that, at first, she thought this bird on Ridgeway Lane on Beacon Hill might be a decoy to scare off the pigeons, a modern update on those fake owls that never really work:
Really clever, as it even has camouflage effect with brown shading blending in with brick. Then it MOVED!
Mary Ellen hied over to Franklin Park yesterday in time to spot this yellow-throated warbler, which are pretty uncommon north of Maryland (and should not be confused with the far more mundane yellow warbler).
Cambridge Day recounts the marvels of the opposum, North America's only marsupial, which may not really be the tick-fighting machines we've been told, but which do tend to suppress rat populations (also, they have unusual genitalia).