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By adamg - 8/15/19 - 7:56 pm
Black-crowned night heron at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this black-crowned night heron, the great blue heron's shorter-legged cousin, at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today.

By adamg - 7/2/19 - 4:03 pm
Great horned owl at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen the roving UHub photographer reports she stayed "a respectful distance" from this great horned owl at Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday.

By adamg - 6/30/19 - 12:54 pm
Willet in Squantum marshes in Quincy

Mary Ellen spotted this willet in the Squantum marshes in Quincy, reports it was quite the chatty bird.

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 - 4/5/19 - 9:37 am
American kestrel over Millennium Park

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen watched an American kestrel hunting for a meal over Millennium Park yesterday.

By adamg - 3/2/19 - 2:21 pm
Cardinal in the snow in Hyde Park

Mike Ball spotted a splash of red amidst the white and gray today, near his bird feeder outside his home in Hyde Park.

Petra didn't see any cardinals when she looked out over Revere Beach today: Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/19 - 3:36 pm
Owl and MBTA worker

The MBTA reports delays on the Riverside Line due to an injured owl caught between the tracks at Brookline Hills, but that a worker safely removed Hooty and handed him over to the town's animal control officer.

By adamg - 2/18/19 - 12:55 pm
South End hawk

You really have to be careful in South End alleys these days - at least if you're no larger than a squirrel or mouse. John McLachlan reports this young Cooper's hawk keeps visiting the alley out back of his South End home.

Copyright John McLachlan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool.

By adamg - 12/23/18 - 5:30 pm
Razorbill at South Boston's Castle Island

Mary Ellen spotted a razorbill - a member of the auk family - at Castle Island today.

By adamg - 12/3/18 - 10:34 pm
Raptor at Jamaica Pond

Was walking around Jamaica Pond this afternoon, when I spotted this bird glide down to a perch on one of the trees on the Parkman Drive side.

Hawk? And should I finally figure out how to manually focus my camera lens because the auto-focus kept zeroing in on the branches in front of the bird? The answer to the latter question, of course, is: Yes.

By adamg - 11/21/18 - 12:58 pm
Coots at Jamaica pond

Several coots have made their late-fall arrival at Jamaica Pond - looking like ducks in the water, and sort of chickens on land, except for their feet, which look like, well, nothing you'd expect.

By adamg - 11/20/18 - 3:04 pm
Eagle over Franklin Park

Clay Harper looked up this afternoon and spotted an eagle over Scarboro Pond in Franklin Park.

By adamg - 11/5/18 - 11:04 am
Pretty bird in downtown Boston

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report from School and Tremont streets this morning:

Found bird that looks like someone's pet

By adamg - 10/26/18 - 12:17 pm
Aggravating turkey on Ashmont Street in Dorchester

A fed-up citizen managed to get to a safe space to file a 311 complaint about a turkey that has mistaken Ashmont Street in Dorchester for Brookline: Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/18 - 10:24 am
Woodcock on Water Street in downtown Boston

Tim Hanafin spotted this woodcock on Water Street this morning. Reports are now coming in of woodcocks all over Boston Proper (dear reader: we spared you a photo of a poor, dead woodcock in Fort Point). Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/18 - 12:59 pm

The Garden Club of the Back Bay reports the rescue of a woodcock on Arlington Street. Same one spotted downtown yesterday? How many woodcocks could there be flitting around Boston Proper? Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/18 - 6:09 pm
Woodcock in downtown Boston

The Downtown Boston BID spotted this bird downtown today and wondered what it was.

Not that we're bird experts up here at the UHub mountain fastness, but we're pretty sure that's a woodcock - which is known to walk like an Egyptian: Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/18 - 11:27 pm

Erik Hjortsho has posted video from his doorcam showing a hawk swooping in and grabbing the pigeon that had been resting above his door.

By adamg - 10/13/18 - 8:09 am
Black skimmer at Wollaston

Mary Ellen spotted this black skimmer at Wollaston Beach in Quincy.

By adamg - 10/4/18 - 2:47 pm
Seagull and seagull poop atop one of the towers of the Longfellow Bridge

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the condition of the tops of the newly rebuilt seasoning shakers along the Longfellow Bridge:

Lovely seagull poop on all 4 towers of the beautiful Longfellow bridge.

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