A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation on M Street near East 6th Street in South Boston: Read more.
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Yesterday afternoon, a bright orange koi lazily did circles in the water off the northern shore of Jamaica Pond, tailed by a couple of drabber koi that more closely matched the color of the water. Read more.
The Daily Free Press reports that Monday afternoon, police were called to the third floor of the above-ground Warren Towers garage, 700 Commonwealth Ave., on a report of a hawk. Police eventually called in Boston Animal Control, which was unable to capture the raptor.
One of these days, men in Dorchester will learn that if you go after a turkey, it will return the favor. And it has velociraptor-like spurs and a beak and you don't. But until then, we'll keep getting videos like the one above, and sagas like the guy forced onto the hood of a car by the turkeys he tried to menace.
Mary Ellen spotted this eagle, maybe 3 to 3 1/2 years old, across the Charles from Millennium Park today. Bald eagles go fully "bald" when they're about 4 1/2 years, assuming they don't get poisoned by rodenticide first.
Mandercamp spotted a seal just hanging out on a dock on Dorchester Bay yesterday. Read more.
Michael Spicher reports this hawk regularly hangs out outside his South Boston condo.
Mary Ellen captured a falcon, up for an early breakfast, at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.
There are always mallards at Jamaica Pond, sometimes supplemented in the spring and summer by a family or two of wood ducks (and one black Muscovy duck in love with a mallard), but the pond now is home, even if temporarily, to all sorts of other ducks. Read more.
This morning, Mary Ellen photographed one mature bald eagle and a mottled young eagle at Millennium Park, along the Charles River in West Roxbury - and reports she saw, but didn't catch on camera, another mature eagle flying around.
Dan snapped the hawk that's been using a fifth-floor railing at the Boston Athenaeum on Beacon Street as an observation post.
An alarmed citizen files a 311 report from suddenly dangerous Goff Street in Hyde Park, where coyotes have eaten two dogs and, he or she reports ominously, "reportedly tried to snatch a child at the bus stop." Read more.
Josh Bittker captured a hawk enjoying some squab - and a vehicle that is probably going to need a good soak at a car wash - at Twin City Plaza in Somerville yesterday afternoon
A concerned citizen files a 311 report about the "hissing aggressive rats running continually between Willow Court, Willow Street and Acorn Street," rats that are "too fast for me to catch them on camera!"
Liz Robson had a roadrunner's-eye view for a few hours today of a coyote running around Back Street along Storrow Drive for several hours today, successfully evading Boston Animal Control, which apparently didn't have any fresh paint with which to create a tunnel on the side of the building to stun him. Read more.
Andromeda Yelton spotted this bald eagle today, perching on a light pole at Trum Field in Somerville.
Mary Ellen journeyed up to Ipswich to take a gander at the Northern Lapwing that is now plovering about in a field there. Audubon reports Northern Lapwings are normally found all over Europe and Asia, but are only rarely seen here, sometimes blown here by winter storms. The Mass. bird world is, of course, all atwitter, Mary Ellen says.
The turkeys (sometimes ornery), coyotes, rabbits and even bald eagles continued reclaiming their habitat this year. A little round bird blown across country by storms wound up on Mission Hill. A whale showed up in Dorchester Bay. But did a capybara really stroll down a lane in Charlestown? Read more.
Mary Ellen spotted this MacGillivray's Warbler in McLaughlin Woods, part of Mission Hill's McLaughlin Playground. They're not usually seen east of Texas, so maybe it was blown here by one of the recent cross-country storms?
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