Nature Sightings

Welcome to SVT's Nature Sightings!

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:

White-tailed Deer in Stow

June 22, 2017

A white-tailed deer in Stow.
A white-tailed deer in Stow.
A white-tailed deer in Stow.
A white-tailed deer in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed this white-tailed deer eating at his bird feeder.

Bald Eagles in Framingham

June 20, 2017

Bald eagles at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Bald eagles at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed adult and juvenile bald eagles at Foss Reservoir in Framingham.

Great Blue Herons in Southborough

June 20, 2017

Great blue herons at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Great blue herons at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these great blue herons at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.

Mallards and a great blue Heron in Marlborough

June 20, 2017

A great blue heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron 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.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a great blue heron and mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Nature in Southborough

June 20, 2017

A gray catbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray catbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A painted lady butterfly at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A painted lady butterfly 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.
A red-winged blackbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a gray catbird, a painted lady butterfly, and a red-winged blackbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Nature in Stow

June 20, 2017

An eastern towhee in Stow.
An eastern towhee in Stow.
A great crested flycatcher in Stow.
A great crested flycatcher in Stow.
A northern flicker in Stow.
A northern flicker in Stow.
A white-tailed deer in Stow.
A white-tailed deer in Stow.
A white-tailed deer in Stow.
A white-tailed deer in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed an eastern towhee, a great crested flycatcher, a northern flicker, and white-tailed deer near his home.

Videos of Nature in Framingham

June 20, 2017

Michael Kolodny shared several videos of nature in Framingham, featuring turkeys, killdeer, a coyote, and an eastern bluebird.

Great Blue Herons at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation

June 19, 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.
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.

Michael Kolodny photographed and recorded videos of great blue herons at their nests from SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury.

Monarch Butterfly in Westborough

June 18, 2017

A Monarch butterfly laying eggs on a common milkweed plant in Westborough, photographed by Nan Burke.
A Monarch butterfly laying eggs on a common milkweed plant in Westborough, photographed by Nan Burke.

Nan Burke photographed this Monarch butterfly as it laid eggs on a common milkweed plant near her home. Nan has been collecting seeds, planting, and raising common milkweed to encourage monarchs, and has helped SVT with our Places for Pollinators project.

Great blue herons and a cormorant at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation

June 16, 2017

Great blue herons at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Martha Pfeiffer.
Great blue herons at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Martha Pfeiffer.
Great blue herons at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Martha Pfeiffer.
Great blue herons at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Martha Pfeiffer.
Great blue herons and a double-crested cormorant at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Martha Pfeiffer.
Great blue herons and a double-crested cormorant at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Martha Pfeiffer.

Martha Pfeiffer photographed these great blue herons and a double-crested cormorant at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury.

Wildlife in Sudbury

June 16, 2017

A short-tailed weasel in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A short-tailed weasel in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A Baltimore oriole in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A Baltimore oriole in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
An eastern phoebe (bottom) and eastern kingbird (top) in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
An eastern phoebe (bottom) and eastern kingbird (top) in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
An American black duck in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
An American black duck in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.

Dan Trippe photographed a Baltimore oriole, an eastern phoebe, an eastern kingbird, an American black duck, and a short-tailed weasel in Sudbury.

Great Blue Heron in Sudbury

June 15, 2017

A great blue heron in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this great blue heron at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury.

Mute Swans in Marlborough

June 15, 2017

A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan 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 these mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Ospreys in Hopkinton

June 15, 2017

Ospreys at a nest in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys at a nest in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys at a nest in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys at a nest in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys at a nest in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys at a nest in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys at a nest in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys at a nest in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these ospreys at their nest at Mass Audubon's Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary in Hopkinton.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Framingham

June 15, 2017

A rose-breasted grosbeak in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A rose-breasted grosbeak in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A rose-breasted grosbeak in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A rose-breasted grosbeak in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this rose-breasted grosbeak at his feeder in Framingham.

Yellow warbler in Southborough

June 15, 2017

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 yellow warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Irises at Fiske Pond in Natick

June 14, 2017

Blue flag iris at Fiske Pond in Natick, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
Blue flag iris at Fiske Pond in Natick, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
Blue flag iris at Fiske Pond in Natick, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
Blue flag iris at Fiske Pond in Natick, photographed by Michael Kolodny.

Michael Kolodny photographed these blue flag irises at Fiske Pond in Natick.

Nature in Boylston

June 14, 2017

An American goldfinch at Tower Hill in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch at Tower Hill in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch at Tower Hill in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch at Tower Hill in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern tiger swallowtail at Tower Hill in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern tiger swallowtail at Tower Hill in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern tiger swallowtail at Tower Hill in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern tiger swallowtail at Tower Hill in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal at Tower Hill in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal at Tower Hill in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed American goldfinches, an eastern tiger swallowtail, and a northern cardinal at Tower Hill in Boylston.

Bald Eagle and Cormorant at Foss Reservoir

June 12, 2017

A bald eagle at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A bald eagle at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A bald eagle and a double-crested cormorant at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A bald eagle and a double-crested cormorant at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a juvenile bald eagle and a double-crested cormorant at Foss Reservoir in Framingham.

Red-tailed Hawk in Framingham

June 12, 2017

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

Steve Forman photographed this red-tailed hawk in Framingham.

Barred Owls in Stow

June 10, 2017

A barred owl at Red Acre Woodlands in Stow, photographed by Cathy Leonard.
A barred owl at Red Acre Woodlands in Stow, photographed by Cathy Leonard.
A barred owl at Red Acre Woodlands in Stow, photographed by Cathy Leonard.
A barred owl at Red Acre Woodlands in Stow, photographed by Cathy Leonard.
A barred owl owlet at Red Acre Woodlands in Stow, photographed by Cathy Leonard.
A barred owl owlet at Red Acre Woodlands in Stow, photographed by Cathy Leonard.
Barred owls at Red Acre Woodlands in Stow, photographed by Cathy Leonard.
Barred owls at Red Acre Woodlands in Stow, photographed by Cathy Leonard.

Cathy Leonard photographed a barred owl and its owlet at Red Acre Woodlands in Stow.

Bald Eagle at Foss Reservoir

June 9, 2017

A juvenile bald eagle at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A juvenile bald eagle at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this juvenile bald eagle at Foss Reservoir in Framingham.

Birds in Southborough

June 9, 2017

An American crow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American crow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American crow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American crow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an American crow, a red-tailed hawk, and a song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Mallards and a sparrow at Farm Pond in Framingham

June 9, 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.
A song sparrow at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a family of mallards and a song sparrow at Farm Pond in Framingham.

Turtle and Frog in Framingham

June 8, 2017

An American bullfrog at Eames Brook in Framingham, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
An American bullfrog at Eames Brook in Framingham, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
A painted turtle at Eames Brook in Framingham, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
A painted turtle at Eames Brook in Framingham, photographed by Michael Kolodny.

Michael Kolodny photographed an American bullfrog and a painted turtle at Eames Brook in Framingham.