Nature Sightings

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Latest Sightings:

Birds in Marlborough

March 22, 2017

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese 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.
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 northern pintail at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern pintail at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese, mallards, and a northern pintail on Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Ring-billed Gulls in Westborough

March 22, 2017

A ring-billed gull at Lake Chauncy in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Lake Chauncy in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Lake Chauncy in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Lake Chauncy in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these ring-billed gulls at Lake Chauncy in Westborough.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

March 21, 2017

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common grackles at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common grackles at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese, common grackles, ring-billed gulls, and ring-necked ducks at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Mergansers in Southborough

March 21, 2017

Common mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A common merganser (left) and a hooded merganser (right) on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A common merganser (left) and a hooded merganser (right) on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed common mergansers and a hooded merganser on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.

Red-tailed Hawk in Framingham

March 21, 2017

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

Steve Forman photographed a red-tailed hawk in Framingham.

Red-winged Blackbirds in Harvard

March 19, 2017

A flock of red-winged blackbirds and a mourning dove in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A flock of red-winged blackbirds and a mourning dove in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed a flock of red-winged blackbirds, along with a mourning dove, near her Harvard home.

Backyard Wildlife in Stow

March 16, 2017

A gray squirrel in Stow.
A gray squirrel in Stow.
A red-tailed hawk in Stow.
A red-tailed hawk in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed a gray squirrel and a red-tailed hawk near his home.

Ducks in Marlborough

March 15, 2017

American wigeons (center) and ring-necked ducks on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
American wigeons (center) and ring-necked ducks on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
A ring-necked duck on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
A ring-necked duck on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
Wood ducks on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
Wood ducks on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.

Sue Feldberg photographed American wigeons, ring-necked ducks, and wood ducks at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Nature in Stow

March 15, 2017

The Moon over Stow.
The Moon over Stow.
A northern cardinal (left), a dark-eyed junco (middle), and American robins in Stow.
A northern cardinal (left), a dark-eyed junco (middle), and American robins in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed American robins, a northern cardinal, a dark-eyed junco, and the Moon from his back yard.

Backyard Birds in Stow

March 14, 2017

An eastern bluebird in Stow.
An eastern bluebird in Stow.
A red-tailed hawk in Stow.
A red-tailed hawk in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed an eastern bluebird and a red-tailed hawk in his back yard.

Backyard Birds in Wayland

March 14, 2017

A red-bellied woodpecker (left) and a northern flicker (right) in Wayland, photographed by David Hirzel.
A red-bellied woodpecker (left) and a northern flicker (right) in Wayland, photographed by David Hirzel.
A red-bellied woodpecker (left) and a northern flicker (right) in Wayland, photographed by David Hirzel.
A red-bellied woodpecker (left) and a northern flicker (right) in Wayland, photographed by David Hirzel.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Wayland, photographed by David Hirzel.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Wayland, photographed by David Hirzel.

David Hirzel photographed a northern flicker and a red-bellied woodpecker in his Wayland back yard.

Red-shouldered Hawk in Sudbury

March 14, 2017

A red-shouldered hawk sits through a snow storm in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A red-shouldered hawk sits through a snow storm in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.

Dan Trippe photographed this red-shouldered hawk in Sudbury.

Red-shouldered Hawk in Sudbury

March 14, 2017

A red-shouldered hawk sits through a snow storm in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A red-shouldered hawk sits through a snow storm in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.

Dan Trippe photographed this red-shouldered hawk in Sudbury.

Turkeys in Sudbury

March 14, 2017

Turkeys in Sudbury, photographed by Peg Espinola.
Turkeys in Sudbury, photographed by Peg Espinola.

Peg Espinola photographed these turkeys in her Sudbury back yard during a snow storm.

Barred Owl in Stow

March 12, 2017

A barred owl in Stow, photographed by Tom Porcher.
A barred owl in Stow, photographed by Tom Porcher.
A barred owl in Stow, photographed by Tom Porcher.
A barred owl in Stow, photographed by Tom Porcher.

Tom Porcher photographed this barred owl at Stow Conservation Trust's Red Acre Woodlands in Stow.

Birds in Sudbury

March 12, 2017

A red-shouldered hawk in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A red-shouldered hawk in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A northern cardinal at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A northern cardinal at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A song sparrow at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A song sparrow at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
Wood ducks at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
Wood ducks at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.

Dan Trippe photographed a juvenile red-shouldered hawk, a northern cardinal, a song sparrow, and wood ducks in Sudbury.

Hooded Merganser in Marlborough

March 12, 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.

Sue Feldberg photographed a hooded merganser at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Backyard Birds in Wayland

March 10, 2017

Red-shouldered hawks in Wayland, photographed by David Hirzel.
Red-shouldered hawks in Wayland, photographed by David Hirzel.
Red-shouldered hawks in Wayland, photographed by David Hirzel.
Red-shouldered hawks in Wayland, photographed by David Hirzel.
Red-shouldered hawks in Wayland, photographed by David Hirzel.
Red-shouldered hawks in Wayland, photographed by David Hirzel.
A northern flicker in Wayland, photographed by David Hirzel.
A northern flicker in Wayland, photographed by David Hirzel.
A northern flicker in Wayland, photographed by David Hirzel.
A northern flicker in Wayland, photographed by David Hirzel.

David Hirzel photographed red-shouldered hawks and northern flickers in his Wayland back yard.

Backyard Birds in Harvard

March 8, 2017

A black-capped chickadee and a downy woodpecker in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A black-capped chickadee and a downy woodpecker in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A white-breasted nuthatch in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A white-breasted nuthatch in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed a black-capped chickadee, a downy woodpecker, and a white-breasted nuthatch at her feeders in Harvard.

Northern Cardinal in Lincoln

March 3, 2017

A northern cardinal in Lincoln, photographed by Jack Mohr.
A northern cardinal in Lincoln, photographed by Jack Mohr.
A northern cardinal in Lincoln, photographed by Jack Mohr.
A northern cardinal in Lincoln, photographed by Jack Mohr.

Jack Mohr photographed this northern cardinal in Lincoln.

Wood Ducks in Lincoln

March 3, 2017

Wood ducks on the Sudbury River in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
Wood ducks on the Sudbury River in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed these wood ducks on the Sudbury River in Lincoln.

Birds in Framingham

March 1, 2017

An American crow at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American crow at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American crow at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American crow at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
American crows at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
American crows at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed American crows and a red-tailed hawk at Farm Pond in Framingham.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

February 28, 2017

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard and a ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard and a ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Tufted titmice at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Tufted titmice at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese, a mallard, ring-billed gulls, and tufted titmice at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds in Southborough

February 28, 2017

Common mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed common mergansers and hooded mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, and a dark-eyed junco and a house finch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Coyote in Harvard

February 28, 2017

A coyote in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Robin Right.
A coyote in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Robin Right.
A coyote in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Robin Right.
A coyote in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Robin Right.
A coyote in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Robin Right.
A coyote in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Robin Right.
A coyote in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Robin Right.
A coyote in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Robin Right.

Robin Right used her automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this coyote in Harvard.