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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Birds in Southborough

September 26, 2016

Double-crested cormorants on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Double-crested cormorants on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An osprey on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An osprey on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed two double-crested cormorants, a mute swan, and an osprey at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.

Great Blue Heron in Marlborough

September 26, 2016

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 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 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 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.

Steve Forman photographed this great blue heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Northern Cardinals in Stow

September 26, 2016

Northern cardinals in Stow.
Northern cardinals in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed this flock of northern cardinals, some of the 33 he counted at his feeders.

Red-tailed Hawk in Wayland

September 26, 2016

A red-tailed hawk at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
A red-tailed hawk at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Sue Feldberg.

Sue Feldberg photographed this red-tailed hawk at Heard Farm in Wayland.

Caterpillar in Maynard

September 22, 2016

A smeared dagger caterpillar in Maynard, photographed by Chris Renna.
A smeared dagger caterpillar in Maynard, photographed by Chris Renna.
A smeared dagger caterpillar in Maynard, photographed by Chris Renna.
A smeared dagger caterpillar in Maynard, photographed by Chris Renna.

Chris Renna photographed this smeared dagger caterpillar in Maynard.

Eastern Phoebe in Framingham

September 22, 2016

An eastern phoebe at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
An eastern phoebe at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Michael Kolodny.

Michael Kolodny photographed this eastern phoebe at Farm Pond in Framingham.

Painted Turtle in Framingham

September 22, 2016

A painted turtle in the Sudbury River in Framingham, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
A painted turtle in the Sudbury River in Framingham, photographed by Michael Kolodny.

Michael Kolodny photographed a painted turtle in the Sudbury River in Framingham.

Eastern Bluebird in Wayland

September 21, 2016

An eastern bluebird at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
An eastern bluebird at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Sue Feldberg.

Sue Feldberg photographed this eastern bluebird at Heard Farm in Wayland.

Woolly Aphids in Maynard

September 21, 2016

Woolly aphids at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Chris Renna.
Woolly aphids at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Chris Renna.

Chris Renna photographed these woolly aphids at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard.

Red-tailed Hawk in Southborough

September 20, 2016

A red-tailed hawk at Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A red-tailed hawk at Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed this red-tailed hawk at Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough.

Pandora Sphynx Moth Caterpillar in Maynard

September 18, 2016

A Pandora Sphynx moth caterpillar in Maynard, photographed by Chris Renna.
A Pandora Sphynx moth caterpillar in Maynard, photographed by Chris Renna.

Chris Renna photographed this Pandora Sphynx moth caterpillar in Maynard.

Turkeys in Sudbury

September 14, 2016

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

Peg Espinola photographed these turkeys in Sudbury.

Butterfly and Caterpillar in Stow

September 13, 2016

A monarch butterfly at Heath Hen Meadow in Stow, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A monarch butterfly at Heath Hen Meadow in Stow, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar at Heath Hen Meadow in Stow, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar at Heath Hen Meadow in Stow, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar at Heath Hen Meadow in Stow, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar at Heath Hen Meadow in Stow, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.

Dawn Dentzer photographed a monarch butterfly and a spicebush swallowtail caterpillar at Heath Hen Meadow in Stow.

Green Frog in Sudbury

September 13, 2016

A green frog in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A green frog in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.

Dawn Dentzer photographed this green frog in Sudbury.

Muskrat in Framingham

September 12, 2016

A muskrat at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A muskrat at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A muskrat at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A muskrat at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this muskrat at Farm Pond in Framingham.

Mute Swan in Sudbury

September 12, 2016

A mute swan at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this juvenile mute swan at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury.

Downy Woodpecker in Marlborough

September 10, 2016

Ginny Hutchison recorded this video of a downy woodpecker at a hummingbird feeder in Marlborough.

Red-tailed Hawk in Framingham

September 9, 2016

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

Solitary Sandpiper in Marlborough

September 9, 2016

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

Steve Forman photographed this solitary sandpiper at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Wood Duck in Sudbury

September 9, 2016

A wood duck at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A wood duck at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this wood duck at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury.

Mute Swan in Sudbury

September 8, 2016

A mute swan at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a mute swan at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury.

Wood ducks and a green heron in Framingham

September 8, 2016

Wood ducks at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
Wood ducks at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Michael Kolodny.

Michael Kolodny photographed two wood ducks and recorded video of the ducks and a green heron at Farm Pond in Framingham.

Birds in Marlborough

September 7, 2016

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

Steve Forman photographed house sparrows and a ring-billed gull at Hager Park in Marlborough.

Wildlife at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

September 7, 2016

A great egret at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Dave Longland.
A great egret at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Dave Longland.
Great egrets at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Dave Longland.
Great egrets at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Dave Longland.
Painted turtles at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Dave Longland.
Painted turtles at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Dave Longland.
Painted turtles at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Dave Longland.
Painted turtles at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Dave Longland.

Dave Longland photographed painted turtles and great egrets at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard.

Birds in Marlborough

September 5, 2016

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 green heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A green heron 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 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.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans and a great blue heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans and a great blue heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a common grackle, a green heron, mallards, a ring-billed gull, mute swans, and a great blue heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough.