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Esperanza watched captured one of two swans heading off from East Boston into Chelsea Creek at sunset today.
Before the swan glided off, she reports, it and its partner shooed away some mallards for sole possession of the less than bucolic creek shoreline: Read more.
One of the five swans at Jamaica Pond took a moment to ponder life shortly before sundown yesterday.
A roving UHub photographer snapped this family portrait of Atticus the Swan - whose partner died not long after their babies were hatched - and his not-so-little cygnets out for a paddle at the Esplanade this morning.
The Esplanade Association reports she died last night, and that a Boston animal-control officer was able to remove her body "while the father swan sat at the nest with their cygnets tucked under his wings."
Paddy G reports the two were forced to raise their young amidst man-made filth along the riverbank.
Mary Ellen found herself way down upon the Swan-y River today, at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.
Mary Ellen spotted a trio of swans seeming to have a neck contest in the mist along the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.
Mark McDonald reports that an apparently lonely swan in Mill Pond - the part of the Mother Brook that River Street crosses in Hyde Park - seemed to be a bit happier today now that its partner has rejoined it after several weeks of absence.
Mary Ellen watched a couple of swans try to show each other who was King of Jamaica Pond today.
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.
On a walk around Millennium Park in West Roxbury today, Mary Ellen spotted both an American kestrel - the smallest of the falcons - and some cygnets settling in for a nap. Read more.
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.
Sangwiche captured a T worker trying to chase a swan off the Orange Line tracks at Assembly Row this morning (recall how the Orange Line was brought to a halt 10 or so days ago by a swan on the tracks): Read more.
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy shows us a typical Jamaica Pond scene in 1910.
As Ben Evans notes:
Feeding small children to swans was outlawed in 1923.
Kelly Lewis reports at least one swan found a flooded Morrissey Boulevard to its liking today.
There are three swans at the pond these days - a couple and a third wheel. Yesterday afternoon, all converged on the small island at the northern end of the pond, but the couple was not in a sharing mood - one of them broke off and drove away the third swan, which decided the middle of the pond wasn't so bad after all.
John Gage observed a swan flotilla at Deer Island today.
JB Parrett walked along the water at the Esplanade Lagoon yesterday.
Boston Mahk photographed Romeo and Juliet in the Public Garden this morning.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston reports it rescued an injured swan from the mean streets of the North End this afternoon.
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