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By adamg - 7/18/19 - 4:14 pm
Goose and Bird scooter at Jamaica Pond

One of the geese that frequents Jamaica Pond hit the salad bar this afternoon while one of the rolling Brookline eyesores that keeps winding up at the pond just sat nearby, taking up space.

By adamg - 7/15/19 - 9:14 am
Geese crossing in a crosswalk on Memorial Drive in Cambridge

Derek Lessing watched some careful geese cross Mass Ave. at Memorial Drive in Cambridge this morning.

By adamg - 6/29/19 - 11:11 am
Geese in Cambridge

Steve Bercu made sure not to get in the way of this thundering herd of geese on Memorial Drive this morning.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 10:39 am
Goslings on East Berkeley Street in the South End

If you raced into J.J. Foley's and announced you'd just seen all these geese waddling down East Berkeley Street, you think they'd believe you or order you out for having already had too much to drink? Roving UHub photographer Monty C. might have wondered that this morning, except it was too early to duck into the South End bar.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 5:26 pm
Heron with a fish snack at Jamaica Pond

The heron stood mostly still at the water's edge along the Pinebank side of Jamaica Pond today, only its neck swiveling as it scanned the water. Then, suddenly, it went into a crouch, like a cat about to pounce, took a couple of steps to the left and speared the water, coming up with a quickly devoured canape. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/19 - 10:28 am
Geese in Fort Point Channel

Roving UHub photographer Wendy S. spotted a new goose family at the very far end of Fort Point Channel, way past Gillette, where it gets all small and curvy and hemmed in by highways and train tracks and stuff.

By adamg - 8/28/18 - 8:18 am
Goose

Scott Tetreault spotted this unusual goose at Mount Hope Cemetery in Roslindale yesterday.

By adamg - 7/7/18 - 10:01 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports:

At 8:16 p.m., the police received a call about two males catching geese for dinner. They had been catching the geese by Leverett Pond.

By adamg - 12/28/17 - 11:45 am
Ducks, geese and coots in water at otherwise frozen Jamaica Pond

Geese, ducks and coots congregated in what appeared to be the last remaining bit of open water on Jamaica Pond, at the north end, this morning. Some birds remained aloof: Two swans seemed to prefer their space out on the ice rather than sharing it with their cousins, as did a flock of seagulls. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/17 - 10:09 am
Geese over the Charles River regatta

Stevil took in the Head of the Charles Regatta yesterday - as did some geese.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 6/15/17 - 9:08 am

Watertown News reports.

By adamg - 1/2/17 - 4:25 pm
Weird goose in Jamaica Plain

Scott Tetreault wonders what kind of goose he saw in Jamaica Plain today.

By adamg - 12/17/16 - 10:23 am
Geese in the snow in Hull

Neil the roving UHub photographer went for a stroll in Hingham this morning.

By adamg - 12/2/16 - 2:07 pm

Sophy Tuttle has quite the tale of what happened on her normally sedate Medford side street this morning when a drunken college student, on learning Tuttle's downstairs neighbor had packed three dozen chickens, a number of geese and ducks and an undetermined number of pigs in a trailer parked in the street, got a hammer and whacked the trailer open (all the while screaming "I know what I'm doing, my girlfriend goes to Tufts!"), releasing all the birds into the street (the pigs just stayed where they were):

I was woken up at 4:30 to the cops banging on our door screaming "Are these your f*%$ing chickens?!?!" "Get the F*%^ out here and get them!". My neighbor runs out and starts screaming at the kid. My next door neighbors and the farmer and his wife now spend the next 2 hours chasing chickens and ducks allll over my neighborhood, all while screaming like it's not 5am. While the kid is sitting in cuffs on my porch, the cop says "are you a college student?", to which the moron replies, "yea, I go to college". The cop replies, "that's why then. All you college kids are f*&%ing idiots". My roommates and I are standing on the porch, watching about 5 seasoned police officers chase chickens on a suburban street at 5 am and trying not to laugh, because, you know, they have guns.

By adamg - 10/16/16 - 11:57 am
By adamg - 10/11/16 - 5:50 pm
A goose in Boston's Public Garden

Winged menace gives you the eye.

Boston city councilors will take a gander at a gaggle of ideas to deal with geese and the crap they leave behind.

At a hearing today, councilors heard suggestions that included fining people who feed them, having parks workers and volunteers coat goose eggs with oil, which kills the chicks but fools the mother goose so she doesn't lay more eggs - and buying more umbrellas for city parks workers with which to find off angry geese when they try to grab the eggs to coat them in oil. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/16 - 1:58 pm
Geese in Hyde Park

Blame Canada geese: The honey badgers of the avian world.

Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George refuses to duck the issue any longer: Boston has become infested by Canada geese that befoul our parks, sidewalks and waterways and chase after other animals, little children and even small adults. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/15 - 8:04 am
Geese on Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation

Geese paddled around Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation this morning.

By adamg - 5/9/15 - 10:38 am
Goose by the Charles River Esplanade at sunset

JB Parrett watched as a goose captured some dock sitters on the Esplanade last evening.

By adamg - 4/30/15 - 6:41 pm
Forlorn mama goose in the Fenway

Hillary spotted this poor mother goose in the Fenway today, along with a sign from an outraged person about how her eggs have been stolen and demanding justice for mother, now resorting to sitting on tennis balls and apples, apparently.

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