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By adamg - 1/14/21 - 10:05 am
Bald eagle in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen shows us one of the two bald eagles she watched hanging out yesterday in the trees along the Charles River's Cow Island Pond, off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury. Could the couple be searching for starter nest for a new family?

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 9:35 am
Hooded mergansers on Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen spotted this pair of hooded mergansers (the male is the one using the bold splash of white) on Jamaica Pond yesterday.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 1:27 pm
Bald eagle in the Back Bay

Noah Jakimo spotted our national symbol cruising along the river between Mass. Ave. and the BU Bridge this morning.

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 12:11 pm
Belted kingfisher and great blue heron at Leverett Pond

Mary Ellen got a twofer on a visit to Leverett Pond on the Brookline/Boston line yesterday: A belted kingfisher and a great blue heron both perched above the water: Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/21 - 11:52 pm
Owl at Castle Island

Adam Balsam reports he and the kids spotted this owl up on a wall at Castle Island on Thursday morning - a few weekends after they'd driven up to Plum Island to see an owl, only they didn't.

I love that we we were ultimately able to see one so close to home.

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By adamg - 12/28/20 - 11:13 am
Swans in Dorchester Bay

Socially distancing swans in Dorchester Bay in March. Photo by Kelly Lewis.

In 2020, animals continued to turn Boston into their preserve. Coyotes, deer and snapping turtles prowled our byways and parks. Birds of all sorts flew into town. The resident turkeys continued to alternate between being charming butterballs and terrifying clawed beasts. And an apparent ravenous porcupine ripped up saplings in Franklin Park. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/20 - 9:31 pm

LadyLazerJ asks about this bird that showed up on her Somerville porch tonight: Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/20 - 11:42 am
Snowy streets in downtown Boston

Patrick McMahon looks out over all the snow in downtown Boston this morning.

Michael Spicher's eye, though, is drawn to a dark-eyed junco flitting about in Jamaica Plain: Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/20 - 10:36 pm
Kestrel with a grub

Rick Macomber watched an American kestrel come in for a landing in East Boston with some grub - literally, a big, juicy grub.

By adamg - 12/11/20 - 1:54 pm
Unusual bird in Somerville

Tim Devin spotted this bird on Spring Hill in Somerville today, has a question:

OK, Internet, what the hell is this?

By adamg - 12/8/20 - 9:09 am
Peregrine falcon perched by the Charles River in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted this peregrine falcon yesterday, hanging out overlooking Cow Island Pond, a sort of Charles River bay off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 12/7/20 - 1:02 pm
Albino squirrel at Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen journeyed over to Jamaica Pond this morning and promptly spotted its fabled white squirrel - and an eared grebe, which normally doesn't come further east than Illinois (so maybe carried here by the weekend storm?): Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 10:30 am
Bushy coyote

Harry Mattison spotted a coyote with a serious winter coat on the Harvard soccer field in Allston this morning.

By adamg - 11/29/20 - 8:03 pm
Swans in the Charles River

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.

By adamg - 11/29/20 - 12:59 pm
Brants off Sargent's Wharf in Boston's North End

Adam Balsam spotted some Atlantic brants going in for another serving of salad today on the side of Sargent's Wharf in the North End.

More about brants.

Copyright Adam Balsam. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 11/27/20 - 2:18 pm
Turkey and geese in Jamaica Plain

Welcome to Dot was forced to stop in Jamaica Plain today.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 2:19 pm
Lot of turkeys in Franklin Park

Thebostonlol spotted a big rafter crossing the plains of Franklin Park today.

Dimas also spotted some free birds, in Brighton: Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 10:38 am
By adamg - 11/25/20 - 11:34 am
Raven eating a bagel

Mary Ellen spotted a raven eating a bagel in West Roxbury yesterday. No word where the bagel's from, but since it's West Roxbury, Local 138 would be a good caw.

By adamg - 11/24/20 - 11:07 am
Big coyote

Blvckmachina couldn't help but notice this big, very healthy looking coyote just casually hanging out in his backyard on Glenellen Road in West Roxbury. Once Wile E. realized he was being photographed, he slowly got up and casually sauntered away.

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