Dead fish from frigid weather

20150403_153429Dead fish reported.
Ma. Fish and Wildlife said lots of reports from oxygen deprived waters from long frigid temps. depriving life to fish at bottom of pond. Thus, dead fish float up from bottom as soon as river or pond is melted. This is Yates Pond with happy seagulls eating floating fish. Ellen

 

Please keep the sightings coming. We need to continue to give value to our natural resources in Cambridge, Belmont and Arlington.

Black-crowned Night heron arrives…

I am a feeling a bit odd without photos but in the midst of reconstructing my imaging program so can’t show new photos yet… hopefully next week at the latest…

But our new arrival is noteworthy… we found a Black-crowned Night heron near Alewife and Little River confluence a couple of days ago…This is about the time these small but striking heron migrate north and usually mate.

They are shy creatures and  stay hidden a lot but I did get a photo of his face and black cap (and red eyes) which I will post when possible.

Another sign of spring!…