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By adamg - 9/19/22 - 11:46 am
Great blue heron in the mist

Mary Ellen spotted this great blue heron in the mists along the Charles River in West Roxbury yesterday.

By adamg - 9/17/22 - 3:44 pm
Great blue heron in green water at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Prescottjr spotted this great blue heron in Forest Hills Cemetery's Lake Hibiscus this afternoon.

By adamg - 8/27/22 - 7:02 pm
Looking down the Charles River from near the Millennium Park kayak launch today

This was the view down the Charles River at the Millennium Park kayak launch in West Roxbury today.

Here's roughly the same view yesterday, before the afternoon deluge - when you could still walk to the very middle of the riverbed without getting your feet wet - in part via a path made by all the people walking through land plants in what would normally be the river. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/22 - 9:41 pm
Great blue heron and four black-crowned night herons

The other day along the Charles River in West Roxbury, Mary Ellen spotted a great blue heron and four black-crowned night herons seeming to pose for their first album cover.

By adamg - 8/17/22 - 10:41 pm
Herons and ducks on the Charles River at Millennium Park

In the dawn mist along the Charles River at Millennium Park this morning, Mary Ellen spotted a black crowned night heron, a couple of mallards and a great blue heron.

By adamg - 6/6/22 - 10:01 am
Heron at the Esplanade

Ladybugs Leaf spotted the Esplanade's latest visitor today.

Patrick Roath saw him in the Fens yesterday: Read more.

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 - 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 - 10/11/21 - 9:04 pm
Great blue heron all scrunched up

Late this afternoon at Chez Turtle, where all the turtles at Jamaica Pond seem to hang.

OK, it's a great blue heron just all scrunched up. Later, he flew from one end of the pond to the other and seemed to have both legs and a neck.

By adamg - 9/4/21 - 7:09 pm
Heron preens while turtles watch

A great blue heron preened itself while a couple of turtles watched its every move on Jamaica Pond this afternoon (even more turtles watched from the other side on what is normally the pond's turtle log).

By adamg - 8/9/21 - 9:34 am
Juvenile yellow-crowned night heron

Mary Ellen spotted this juvenile yellow-crowned night heron in the Back Bay Fens, amazingly serene given what's going on right behind it: Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/21 - 7:32 pm
Turtle and green heron at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted this odd couple - a turtle and a green heron - at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 11:46 am
Great blue heron in a tree by the CharlesRiver

Although night was approaching, that wasn't a night heron Mary Ellen spotted at Millennium Park yesterday - it was a great blue heron.

By adamg - 6/17/21 - 10:13 am
Mother and baby ducks going to sleep

The mama duck and her seven ducklings had settled in for a snooze late yesterday afternoon among the mud and rocks along the Perkins Street side of Jamaica Pond, just up from that outlet tunnel. As the ducklings huddled in a big fuzzball, mother burrowed into her own feathers - but with one eye still on the water.

Then a heron landed maybe 8 or 9 feet away. At first, it stood there, seeming to eye the ducklings. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/21 - 4:26 pm
Heron with catfish

Mary Ellen was down by the Charles River at Millennium Park this morning and watched a great blue heron enjoy a fresh catfish meal. It took the bird a half hour to subdue and finally consume the entire large fish, she reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/21 - 7:02 pm
Great blue heron in Jamaica Pond

This heron would spend a few minutes today at one spot at Jamaica Pond (spotted here along the Perkins Street side), then flit off to another.

By adamg - 1/27/21 - 10:02 am
Great blue heron over the Charles River

A great blue heron took flight over the Charles River near Millennium Park this morning, and Mary Ellen was there to watch it.

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 - 9/14/20 - 4:59 pm
Chair in Millennium Park at the Charles River

Somebody brought a chair down to the banks of the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury and then left it there.

I used it this afternoon to watch a great blue heron on the Dedham side of the river - wanted to be ready should it just stop standing there and fly. It finally did - all of 20 feet upriver, where it then proceeded to just stand there again. 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.

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