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By adamg - 5/2/20 - 10:11 pm
American kestrel at Millennium Park

On a walk around Millennium Park in West Roxbury today, Mary Ellen spotted both an American kestrel - the smallest of the falcons - and some cygnets settling in for a nap. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 2:42 pm
Swans off Dorchester

Kelly Lewis spotted a pair of swans doing some social distancing off the Expressway in Dorchester today.

Meanwhile, over in Cambridge yesterday, Barb spotted a pair of turkeys who know that they now rule the roost outdoors, at least on Bellevue Avenue: Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/19 - 10:45 pm

Sangwiche captured a T worker trying to chase a swan off the Orange Line tracks at Assembly Row this morning (recall how the Orange Line was brought to a halt 10 or so days ago by a swan on the tracks): Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/18 - 10:21 am
Swans at Jamaica Pond

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy shows us a typical Jamaica Pond scene in 1910.

As Ben Evans notes:

Feeding small children to swans was outlawed in 1923.

By adamg - 3/3/18 - 4:54 pm
Swan in Dorchester

Kelly Lewis reports at least one swan found a flooded Morrissey Boulevard to its liking today.

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By adamg - 2/25/18 - 12:05 pm
Swans in Jamaica Pond

There are three swans at the pond these days - a couple and a third wheel. Yesterday afternoon, all converged on the small island at the northern end of the pond, but the couple was not in a sharing mood - one of them broke off and drove away the third swan, which decided the middle of the pond wasn't so bad after all.

By adamg - 4/29/16 - 1:34 pm
Swan and baby swans at Deer Island

John Gage observed a swan flotilla at Deer Island today.

By adamg - 12/16/14 - 11:04 am
Swan in the lagoon by the Back Bay Esplanade

JB Parrett walked along the water at the Esplanade Lagoon yesterday.

By adamg - 5/30/14 - 8:55 am
Swans in the Public Garden

Boston Mahk photographed Romeo and Juliet in the Public Garden this morning.

By adamg - 4/22/14 - 4:46 pm

The Animal Rescue League of Boston reports it rescued an injured swan from the mean streets of the North End this afternoon.

By adamg - 3/31/14 - 11:11 am
Swan in the Fens

Masstreehugger photographs the latest addition to the Fens, wonders how he or she will get along with the Canada geese, and adds:

Note in foreground the stripped bark off the trees leaning over the water - courtesy of recent rabbit infestation in the park. They eat bark in order to survive winter, effectively killing the plant although it may resprout from roots. There will be lots of dead wood all over the park this year.

By adamg - 6/5/10 - 11:29 am

Romeo and Juliet? This year's swans are more like dual Lady Macbeths. Mike the Mad Biologist chronicles the avian war on the lagoon:

... One day I saw one swan prevent the flock of ducklings from entering the pond: wherever the ducks went to try to jump in, the swan was right there hissing at them. That day, the swan even jumped out of the water and pursued them on land.

By adamg - 5/23/09 - 12:09 pm
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Bill C captures a tender moment on the Public Garden Lagoon.

Copyright Bill C.

By adamg - 1/28/07 - 5:30 pm

Teddy Kokoros photographs swans on the Charles this morning in Watertown.

The Urban Pantheist posts photos from a dogwalk along the Muddy River.

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