Nature Sightings

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Here, we post wildlife images and videos that have been sent to us by members and friends from throughout our region.

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Latest Sightings:

Northern Cardinal in Northborough

January 15, 2018

A northern cardinal in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A northern cardinal in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed this northern cardinal near her home in Northborough.

Birds in Southborough

January 14, 2018

A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a blue jay, a dark-eyed junco, a downy woodpecker, and a European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Ducks at Hager Pond in Marlborough

January 14, 2018

Mating mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mating mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern pintail at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern pintail at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards and a Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards and a Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed mating mallards, a northern pintail, and a group of mallards with a Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Turkeys in Framingham

January 14, 2018

A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these turkeys near his home in Framingham.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

January 10, 2018

A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a Canada goose, a mute swan, and a song sparrow at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

White-throated Sparrow in Southborough

January 10, 2018

A white-throated sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-throated sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this white-throated sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Backyard Birds in Stow

January 6, 2018

Eastern bluebirds in Stow.
Eastern bluebirds in Stow.
A Cooper's hawk in Stow.
A Cooper's hawk in Stow.
A northern cardinal in Stow.
A northern cardinal in Stow.
An eastern bluebird in Stow.
An eastern bluebird in Stow.
Eastern bluebirds in Stow.
Eastern bluebirds in Stow.
A yellow- bellied sapsucker in Stow.
A yellow- bellied sapsucker in Stow.
A yellow- bellied sapsucker in Stow.
A yellow- bellied sapsucker in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed eastern bluebirds, a Cooper's hawk, a northern cardinal, and a yellow-bellied sapsucker near his home.

Blue Jays in Northborough

January 6, 2018

Blue jays in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
Blue jays in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
Blue jays in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
Blue jays in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed these blue jays at her feeder in Northborough.

Red-tailed Hawk with prey in Marlborough

January 6, 2018

A red-tailed hawk in Marlborough, photographed by Vin Cerrati.
A red-tailed hawk in Marlborough, photographed by Vin Cerrati.
A red-tailed hawk in Marlborough, photographed by Vin Cerrati.
A red-tailed hawk in Marlborough, photographed by Vin Cerrati.
A red-tailed hawk in Marlborough, photographed by Vin Cerrati.
A red-tailed hawk in Marlborough, photographed by Vin Cerrati.
A red-tailed hawk with a gray squirrel in Marlborough, photographed by Vin Cerrati.
A red-tailed hawk with a gray squirrel in Marlborough, photographed by Vin Cerrati.

Vin Cerrati photographed this red-tailed hawk as it preyed on a gray squirrel in Marlborough.

Northern Cardinal in Framingham

January 5, 2018

A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Bill Tafuri.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Bill Tafuri.

Bill Tafuri photographed this northern cardinal in his Framingham back yard.

Turkey in Sudbury

January 5, 2018

A turkey in Sudbury, photographed by Peg Espinola.
A turkey in Sudbury, photographed by Peg Espinola.
A turkey in Sudbury, photographed by Peg Espinola.
A turkey in Sudbury, photographed by Peg Espinola.

Peg Espinola photographed this turkey at a birdbath in Sudbury.

Blue Jay and Cardinal in Harvard

January 2, 2018

A blue jay and a northern cardinal in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A blue jay and a northern cardinal in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed a blue jay and a northern cardinal in Harvard.

Bald Eagle in Stow

December 30, 2017

A bald eagle in Stow.
A bald eagle in Stow.
A bald eagle in Stow.
A bald eagle in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed this bald eagle near his home.

Pileated Woodpeckers in Lincoln

December 30, 2017

A pileated woodpecker in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A pileated woodpecker in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
Pileated woodpeckers in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
Pileated woodpeckers in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
Pileated woodpeckers in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
Pileated woodpeckers in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.

Ron McAdow photographed these pileated woodpeckers at Lindentree Farm in Lincoln during the Concord Christmas Bird Count.

Woodpeckers in Stow

December 29, 2017

A red-bellied woodpecker (left) and a hairy woodpecker (right) in Stow.
A red-bellied woodpecker (left) and a hairy woodpecker (right) in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed a red-bellied woodpecker (left) and a hairy woodpecker (right) on his backyard feeder.

Feeder Birds in Harvard

December 28, 2017

A black-capped chickadee in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A black-capped chickadee in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A downy woodpecker in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A downy woodpecker in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A red-bellied woodpecker and a black-capped chickadee in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A red-bellied woodpecker and a black-capped chickadee in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed a black-capped chickadee, a downy woodpecker, and a red-bellied woodpecker at her feeders in Harvard.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

December 27, 2017

A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a blue jay and a house sparrow in his Framingham back yard.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

December 25, 2017

A downy woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A downy woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A European starling in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A European starling in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A house finch in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A house finch in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photographed a downy woodpecker, a European starling, a house finch, and a red-bellied woodpecker in her Framingham back yard.

Blue Jay in Framingham

December 25, 2017

A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photographed this blue jay at her Framingham feeder.

Birds at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

December 21, 2017

A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Cooper's hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Cooper's hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Cooper's hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Cooper's hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mourning dove at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mourning dove at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a blue jay, a Cooper's hawk, a house sparrow, a mourning dove, and a European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation land in Southborough.

Hooded Mergansers in Southborough

December 21, 2017

Hooded mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these hooded mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.

Mallard in Marlborough

December 21, 2017

A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Northern Pintails and Hooded Mergansers in Marlborough

December 20, 2017

A hooded merganser at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
A hooded merganser at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
A hooded merganser at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
A hooded merganser at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
A pair of northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
A pair of northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.

Sue Feldberg photographed hooded mergansers and northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Gray Squirrel and Mourning Dove in Lincoln

December 19, 2017

A gray squirrel and a mourning dove in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A gray squirrel and a mourning dove in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed a gray squirrel and a mourning dove at his Lincoln bird feeder.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

December 18, 2017

A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Turkeys in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Turkeys in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a black-capped chickadee, a dark-eyed junco, and turkeys in his Framingham back yard.