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By adamg - 5/18/22 - 11:00 am
Indigo bunting on Missino Hill

Mary Ellen spotted this indigo bunting on Mission Hill yesterday.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 10:30 am
Phoebe with bug or something

Mary Ellen spotted an eastern phoebe grabbing some breakfast yesterday, but in West Roxbury, not at Central Perk.

By adamg - 5/13/22 - 10:05 pm
A huge goose family

Beth Gavin watched a newly expanded family of geese quickly making their way near the Black Falcon Pier today: Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/22 - 9:24 am

Ducklings

Mary Ellen watched some ducklings trying out the Charles River in West Roxbury yesterday.

By adamg - 5/7/22 - 10:56 pm
Goslings being corraled on I-93 southbound

State Police posted photos from a rescue mission in the HOV lane on the southbound Expressway in Dorchester, where a pair of geese and their new brood found themselves trapped today. State troopers and Boston animal-control officers managed to round up the wayward birds and get the to somewhere safer.

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By adamg - 4/30/22 - 3:46 pm
Heron facing into the wind

Mary Ellen spotted this great blue heron up in a tree around sunset yesterday in West Roxbury. She reports it was actually trying to hang on in the face of brisk winds.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 11:33 pm
White ibis

Mary Ellen was among the birders who spotted this white ibis along the Charles in Brighton today - roughly 1,000 miles north of the bird's normal range.

By adamg - 4/24/22 - 2:32 pm
Birds seen in the North End and the Public Garden

Adam Balsam chronicles the 27 different species of birds he spotted over a week in the North End and the Public Garden.

By adamg - 4/18/22 - 4:09 pm
Blue-gray gnatcatcher

Mary Ellen spotted this blue-gray gnatcatcher at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning (OK, maybe it was just a shadow that made it look like it was ready to take on some round green pigs).

She also spotted this seemingly happier vesper sparrow: Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 1:50 pm
Blue grosbeak

Mary Ellen spotted this male blue grosbeak, before it turns more fully blue, at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today. Along the East Coast, they normally don't come north of central New Jersey.

By adamg - 4/8/22 - 3:50 pm

Chestnut Hill woman relives the trauma of finding a live turkey in her family room.

By adamg - 4/8/22 - 10:00 am
Yellow warbler

Mary Ellen hied over to Franklin Park yesterday in time to spot this yellow-throated warbler, which are pretty uncommon north of Maryland (and should not be confused with the far more mundane yellow warbler).

By adamg - 4/2/22 - 1:07 pm
Bluebird looking for a good nesting site at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted a male bluebird checking out a possible nesting site in Millennium Park this morning.

By adamg - 3/25/22 - 12:06 pm
Two eagles in West Roxbury

On a walk around Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning, Mary Ellen spotted two eagles perched on the transmission tower at the National Grid facility down below on Rivermoor Street.

By adamg - 3/20/22 - 11:23 pm
A lot of birds in Everett

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko noticed all these birds flocking down to the Costco lot at Gateway Center, no doubt because of the breadcrumbs somebody dumped there (lower left).

By adamg - 3/6/22 - 2:25 pm
Ruffled feathers on an eagle bird

Mary Ellen spotted this wind-tossed eagle at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today. She says she spotted three in total: Two adults and one young'un, still mostly brown, and carrying a stick in his or her beak down by the boat launch.

By adamg - 3/3/22 - 3:41 pm
Common eider duck at Castle Island

A bunch of common eiders, including this guy, were bobbing around on the Sugar Bowl side of Castle Island this afternoon (thanks to Boston duck Twitter for the ID).

By adamg - 2/12/22 - 8:18 pm
Heron eating a frog at Millennium Park

People weren't the only ones taking advantage of today's nice weather. Mary Ellen watched a great blue heron gulp down some frog legs - and the rest of the frog - at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

Bottom's up: Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/22 - 8:58 am
Falcon at Jackson Square

Photo by Francis Delaney.

Yesterday afternoon, Francis Delaney noticed a raptor inside the Jackson Square Orange Line station. He reports he called animal control last night and will call the Animal Rescue League this morning.

Earlier:
Hawk takes up perch in Green Street Orange Line station.

By adamg - 1/26/22 - 1:17 pm
Swan on Jamaica Pond

One of the five swans at Jamaica Pond took a moment to ponder life shortly before sundown yesterday.

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