FOUR chicks in one nest. Fence keeps them safe and protected. 5/24
Kathy Johnson photo
Driving in by the Jerry’s Pond bus stop and looking northwest by the fence (at water hole), I saw both nests full of chicks straight across the water. It seemed they were standing on a tightrope. So wiry little things and quite agile.
You have to come from the COncord Av. direction, so you can turn right on RIndge Av. and then very soon left into the large bus stop area just AFTER the Pond. Go to the end by a pool of water outside the Pond and look through the fence, there are no obstructing branches. Unreal how much action with them.
Boston Rescue League helps mallard on Park Serve Day 4/28. Turned out female was alright.
Concerned with death of swan at Yates Pond. Thanks to DCR for picking up carcass. We do not know reason for death but sign is needed as cars rush into T stop.