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:

Common Yellowthroat in Stow

May 18, 2017

A common yellowthroat in Stow.
A common yellowthroat in Stow.
A common yellowthroat in Stow.
A common yellowthroat in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed a common yellowthroat near his home.

Nature in Sudbury

May 17, 2017

An American goldfinch in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
An American goldfinch in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
An American goldfinch in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
An American goldfinch in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
An American goldfinch in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
An American goldfinch in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
An American goldfinch in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
An American goldfinch in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A pair of ring-necked ducks in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A pair of ring-necked ducks in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A gray catbird in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A gray catbird in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A muskrat in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A muskrat in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A beaver in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A beaver in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A common garter snake in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A common garter snake in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.

Dan Trippe photographed American goldfinches, ring-necked ducks, a gray catbird, a muskrat, a beaver, and a common garter snake in Sudbury during April and May.

Wildlife at Great Meadows in Concord

May 17, 2017

A marsh wren at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A marsh wren at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common carp at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common carp at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common carp at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common carp at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A marsh wren at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A marsh wren at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-winged blackbird at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-winged blackbird at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-winged blackbird at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-winged blackbird at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-winged blackbird at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-winged blackbird at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-winged blackbird at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-winged blackbird at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A swamp sparrow at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A swamp sparrow at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a Canada goose, common carp, a great blue heron, a marsh wren, red-winged blackbirds, and a swamp sparrow at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.

Backyard wildlife in Concord

May 16, 2017

An American goldfinch in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.
An American goldfinch in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.
Brown-headed cowbirds in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.
Brown-headed cowbirds in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.
A woodchuck in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.
A woodchuck in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.
Woodchucks in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.
Woodchucks in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.
Woodchucks in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.
Woodchucks in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.

Terri Ackerman photographed an American goldfinch, brown-headed cowbirds, and baby woodchucks in Concord.

Backyard Wildlife in Stow

May 16, 2017

A Cooper's hawk in Stow.
A Cooper's hawk in Stow.
A pileated woodpecker in Stow.
A pileated woodpecker in Stow.
A white-crowned sparrow in Stow.
A white-crowned sparrow in Stow.
A white-crowned sparrow in Stow.
A white-crowned sparrow in Stow.
Woodchucks in Stow.
Woodchucks in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed a Cooper's hawk, a pileated woodpecker, a white-crowned sparrow, and woodchucks from his back yard.

Ducklings in Marlborough

May 16, 2017

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

Steve Forman photographed these mallard ducklings at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Gray Catbird in Sudbury

May 16, 2017

A gray catbird at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray catbird at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this gray catbird at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury.

Great Blue Herons at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation

May 16, 2017

A great blue heron at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
A great blue heron at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
Great blue herons at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
Great blue herons at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
Great blue herons at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
Great blue herons at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
Great blue herons at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
Great blue herons at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
A great blue heron at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
A great blue heron at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
A great blue heron at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
A great blue heron at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Michael Kolodny.

Michael Kolodny photographed and recorded video of these great blue herons at their nest at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury.

Northern Flicker in Southborough

May 16, 2017

A northern flicker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern flicker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this northern flicker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Backyard Nature in Sudbury

May 15, 2017

A mourning dove chick in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A mourning dove chick in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A mourning dove chick in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A mourning dove chick in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spring azure butterfly in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spring azure butterfly in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A morel mushroom in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A morel mushroom in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A green frog in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A green frog in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
An American robin's nest in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
An American robin's nest in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
House finch chicks in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
House finch chicks in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A cotton-tailed rabbit in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A cotton-tailed rabbit in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A ruby-throated hummingbird in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A ruby-throated hummingbird in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.

Dawn Dentzer photographed mourning dove chicks, a spring azure butterfly, a morel mushroom, a green frog, an American robin nest, house finches, a cotton-tailed rabbit, and a ruby-throated hummingbird in her Sudbury back yard.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Lincoln

May 15, 2017

A rose-breasted grosbeak in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A rose-breasted grosbeak in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this rose-breasted grosbeak in Lincoln.

Canada goose Goslings in Marlborough

May 12, 2017

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

Steve Forman photographed these Canada goose goslings at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Mallards at Farm Pond in Framingham

May 12, 2017

Mallards at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this mallard and ducklings at Farm Pond in Framingham.

Baltimore Oriole in Sudbury

May 11, 2017

A Baltimore oriole in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
A Baltimore oriole in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.

Sue Feldberg photographed this Baltimore oriole in Sudbury.

Common Loon Catching Fish in Framingham

May 11, 2017

Michael Kolodny recorded this video of a common loon catching fish at Farm Pond in Framingham.

Birds in Marlborough

May 10, 2017

An American robin at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American robin at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A common grackle at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A common grackle at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tree swallow at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tree swallow at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an American robin, a common grackle, and a tree swallow at Hager Pond in Marlborough. 

Chipmunk in Wayland

May 10, 2017

An eastern chipmunk at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this eastern chipmunk at Heard Pond in Wayland.

Nesting Baltimore Orioles

May 10, 2017

A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A Baltimore oriole nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.

Ron McAdow photographed a pair of Baltimore orioles as they worked on their nest in Lincoln.

Red-winged Blackbird in Southborough

May 10, 2017

A red-winged blackbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-winged blackbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this red-winged blackbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Birds in Marlborough

May 9, 2017

A black-capped chickadee in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A black-capped chickadee in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A spotted sandpiper in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A spotted sandpiper in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.

Ginny Hutchison photographed a black-capped chickadee and a spotted sandpiper in Marlborough.

Turkey in Framingham

May 8, 2017

A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Mel Markowitz.
A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Mel Markowitz.

Mel Markowitz photographed this turkey in his Framingham back yard.

Birds in Marlborough

May 7, 2017

A Baltimore oriole at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Baltimore oriole at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Baltimore oriole at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Baltimore oriole 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 a Baltimore oriole and a mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds in Southborough

May 7, 2017

A northern cardinal at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tree swallow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tree swallow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a northern cardinal, a tree swallow, and a yellow warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Canada Geese in Sudbury

May 7, 2017

Canada geese at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a family of Canada geese at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury.

Bald Eagles in Framingham

May 4, 2017

Michael Kolodny recorded this video of an eagle and three eaglets at Foss Reservoir in Framingham.