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By adamg - 8/9/20 - 12:38 pm
Semipalmated plover

Mary Ellen spotted this semipalmated plover, looking like it wanted to be left alone as it gets ready for its daily ablutions in the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday.

By adamg - 8/7/20 - 9:07 am
Deer in the Charles River

Mary Ellen captured a deer family wading into the low waters of the Charles River between Millennium and Cutler parks this morning.

By adamg - 8/3/20 - 9:17 pm
On the Charles River between Boston and Dedham

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen watched a guy seeming to walk on water on the Charles River at Millennium Park today.

By adamg - 7/24/20 - 10:10 pm
Juvenile mockinbird

Goofus glowers and squawks at anybody who comes near his berries.

Gallant always has a cheery smile for passerby and would offer his berries, if only he had some: Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/20 - 10:11 pm
Frog in the mud

Mary Ellen reports coming across seven frogs sharing a mud puddle on a dirt path along the train tracks at Millennium Park today.

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By adamg - 7/20/20 - 12:31 pm
Egret stretches its neck at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen continues her exploration of bird life along the Charles River and Sawmill Brook at Millennium Park in West Roxbury. Yesterday, she spotted a pretzel bird, um, egret.

She also reports there's a family of peregrine falcons enjoying the towers along the road down to the canoe launch at the park: Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/20 - 5:04 pm
Belted kingfisher at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this male belted kingfsher at Millennium Park yesterday. Unlike most other birds, they build their nests on the ground, along the streams in which they hunt for fish.

By adamg - 7/18/20 - 10:07 pm
Cicada killer wasp

Mary Ellen photographed one of several two-inch-long cicada killer wasps flitting around Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday afternoon. "They were quite impressive buzzing around," she says, adding they're relatively harmless - except to cicadas - they can sting, but usually won't unless they feel threatened.

By adamg - 7/16/20 - 9:37 am
Egret on the Charles River

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen was out and about along the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning, where she spotted an egret hunting for breakfast and a rower paddling through the mist: Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/20 - 12:43 pm
Great blue heron enjoying a fresh fish snack at Millennium Park

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen reports the great blue herons have discovered the water around Millennium Park makes for some good fishing.

By adamg - 7/9/20 - 8:56 pm
Deer and geese at Millennium Parrk

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted a pair of geese and what appears to be a pair of deer, but which she reports is actually a trio, but a fawn is hidden in the grass by the Charles River.

By adamg - 6/6/20 - 2:13 pm
Snapping turtles in West Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted a pair of snapping turtles down by the river in Millennium Park today, and you know what they say about snappers and broomsticks (even if those stories aren't true).

By adamg - 5/20/20 - 11:00 am
Virginia rail in Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen the roving UHub photographer reports spotting a a Virginia rail along the brook that runs along Millennium Park in West Roxbury - they breed and feed in the sort of marshes one can find along the brook. The birds can be hard to spot, but easier to hear - especially during breeding season, which is now, they sound like little grunting pigs, she reports.

By adamg - 5/2/20 - 10:11 pm
American kestrel at Millennium Park

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.

By adamg - 3/8/20 - 9:17 pm
Full moon over Millennium Park

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen captured a lollipop moon over Millennium Park this evening.

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 - 2/14/20 - 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 - 2/2/20 - 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 - 9/15/19 - 1:04 pm
Egret on the Charles

Yesterday afternoon, an egret waded along the shallows on the Cutler Park side of the Charles in Dedham for awhile, before a duck got it riled and it began flapping its wings and tried to make the duck go away and then it walked onto a sandbar in the low river before flying the final 30 feet or so to the Millennium Park side of the river in West Roxbury.

Earlier:
Egrets, she's seen a few.

By adamg - 9/5/19 - 8:03 pm
Sunset over the Charles River

Mary Ellen watched this evening's sunset over the Charles River from Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

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