Nature Sightings

Welcome to Nature Sightings. Here, we post nature sightings that have been reported to us throughout the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers Valley. If you would like to receive weekly e-mails summarizing the latest additions to Nature Sightings,subscribe to our free e-list.  This is a good way to make sure you never miss a new entry, especially for Camera in the Woods photos, which often come in later than other photos and don't appear on top of the list below.  If you have an interesting sighting, picture or video you would like to share, e-mail Dan Stimson

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Bobcat in Stow

December 6, 2016

A bobcat in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A bobcat in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A bobcat in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A bobcat in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A bobcat in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A bobcat in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this bobcat in Stow.

European Starling in Framingham

December 5, 2016

A European starling in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A European starling in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photographed this European starling near her Framingham home.

White-tailed Deer in Framingham

December 5, 2016

A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this white-tailed deer near his home in Framingham.

Birds in Southborough

December 4, 2016

A hooded merganser along the Sudbury River in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser along the Sudbury River in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron along the Sudbury River in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron along the Sudbury River in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser along the Sudbury River in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser along the Sudbury River in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser along the Sudbury River in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser along the Sudbury River in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser along the Sudbury River in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser along the Sudbury River in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a great blue heron and a hooded merganser along the Sudbury River in Southborough.

Mallards in Marlborough

December 4, 2016

Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
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 these courting mallards on Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Mute Swans in Westborough

December 1, 2016

Mute swans at Nichols Reservoir in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Nichols Reservoir in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Nichols Reservoir in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Nichols Reservoir in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Nichols Reservoir in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Nichols Reservoir in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these mute swans at Nichols Reservoir in Westborough.

Pileated Woodpecker in Bolton

November 27, 2016

A pileated woodpecker in Bolton, photographed by Gordon Taylor.
A pileated woodpecker in Bolton, photographed by Gordon Taylor.

Gordon Taylor photographed this pileated woodpecker in Bolton.

Birds at Farm Pond in Framingham

November 26, 2016

An American coot at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American coot at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American coot at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American coot at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed American coots, ring-necked ducks, and a tufted titmouse at Farm Pond in Framingham.

Ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham

November 26, 2016

Ring-necked ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ruddy ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ruddy ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ruddy ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ruddy ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ruddy ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ruddy ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed ring-necked ducks and ruddy ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham.

Red-tailed Hawks in Stow

November 24, 2016

Red-tailed hawks in Stow.
Red-tailed hawks in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed these red-tailed hawks near his home.

Cooper's Hawk with prey in Maynard

November 23, 2016

A Cooper's hawk with a rock pigeon in Maynard, photographed by Chris Renna.
A Cooper's hawk with a rock pigeon in Maynard, photographed by Chris Renna.

Chris Renna photographed this Cooper's hawk with a rock pigeon it killed in Maynard.

Ducks in Framingham

November 20, 2016

A hooded merganser on Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser on Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser on Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser on Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser on Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser on Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ruddy ducks on Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ruddy ducks on Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed hooded mergansers, ring-necked ducks, and ruddy ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham. 

Geese and Swans in Marlborough

November 20, 2016

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese and mute swans on Hager Pond in Marlborough.

American Crow in Concord

November 18, 2016

An American crow at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American crow at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American crow at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American crow at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this American crow at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.

Red-tailed Hawk in Wayland

November 18, 2016

A red-tailed hawk in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this red-tailed hawk in Wayland.

Ducks in Southborough

November 16, 2016

Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Lesser scaup on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Lesser scaup on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed ring-necked ducks and lesser scaup at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.

Swan and Mergansers in Marlborough

November 16, 2016

Hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers 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.

Steve Forman photographed hooded mergansers and a mute swan on Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Bald Eagle in Billerica

November 15, 2016

A bald eagle in Billerica, photographed by Betsy Gallagher.
A bald eagle in Billerica, photographed by Betsy Gallagher.

Betsy Gallagher photographed this bald eagle in Billerica.

Canada Geese in Lincoln

November 15, 2016

Canada geese on the Sudbury River in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
Canada geese on the Sudbury River in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed these Canada geese on the Sudbury River in Lincoln.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

November 14, 2016

A downy woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A downy woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A house finch in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A house finch in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An American goldfinch in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An American goldfinch in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A downy woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A downy woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photographed downy woodpeckers, a house finch, an American goldfinch, a blue jay, and a northern cardinal in her Framingham back yard.

Bald Eagle in Wayland

November 14, 2016

A bald eagle at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A bald eagle at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A bald eagle at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A bald eagle at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.

Lisa Eggleston photographed this bald eagle at Heard Pond in Wayland.

Supermoon over Harvard

November 13, 2016

The "supermoon" over Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
The "supermoon" over Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed the "supermoon" over Harvard. 

Bullfrog in Lincoln

November 11, 2016

An American bullfrog at Mt. Misery in Lincoln, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
An American bullfrog at Mt. Misery in Lincoln, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.

Lisa Eggleston photographed this American bullfrog at Mt. Misery in Lincoln.

Canada Goose in Marlborough

November 11, 2016

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

Steve Forman photographed this Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Great Blue Heron in Lincoln

November 8, 2016

A great blue heron in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A great blue heron in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this great blue heron in the Sudbury River in Lincoln.