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.
Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen watched an American kestrel hunting for a meal over Millennium Park yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
Clay Harper looked up this afternoon and spotted an eagle over Scarboro Pond in Franklin Park.
A concerned citizen filed a 311 report from School and Tremont streets this morning:
Found bird that looks like someone's pet
Erik Hjortsho has posted video from his doorcam showing a hawk swooping in and grabbing the pigeon that had been resting above his door.
Mary Ellen spotted this black skimmer at Wollaston Beach in Quincy.
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.
Maddie Yardley spotted this fine feathered specimen today on Cumberland Street behind the Midtown Hotel.
This female American wigeon decided to hang with all the mallards on the north side of Jamaica Pond this afternoon, but acting a bit more skittish than her larger ducky friends. At one point, a bunch of them took off all of a sudden and she departed with them - before they all splashed down again about halfway down the pond.
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