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:

Cooper's Hawk in Maynard

January 18, 2017

A Cooper's hawk in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A Cooper's hawk in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.

Gail Sartori photographed this Cooper's hawk in Maynard.

Canada geese and Ring-billed Gulls in Marlborough

January 13, 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.
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 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.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese and ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Red Fox in Stow

January 13, 2017

A red fox in Stow.
A red fox in Stow.
A red fox in Stow.
A red fox in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed this red fox near his home.

Bald Eagle in Concord

January 11, 2017

Harold McAleer recorded this video of a bald eagle along the Sudbury River in Concord.

Backyard Wildlife in Sudbury

January 10, 2017

A coyote in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A coyote in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
Eastern bluebirds in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
Eastern bluebirds in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A red-tailed hawk in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A red-tailed hawk in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.

Lisa Eggleston photographed a coyote, eastern bluebirds, and a red-tailed hawk in her Sudbury back yard.

Turkeys in Sudbury

January 9, 2017

Peg Espinola recorded this video of turkeys in her Sudbury back yard.

Coyotes in Marlborough

January 7, 2017

Karin Paquin recorded this audio of coyotes yelping, from her home in Marlborough.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

January 6, 2017

A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose 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.
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.
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-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls 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.
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 Canada geese, ring-billed gulls, and mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Northern Saw-whet Owl in Lincoln

January 5, 2017

A color mapped infrared thermogram of a northern saw-whet owl in Lincoln.
A color mapped infrared thermogram of a northern saw-whet owl in Lincoln.

Norm Levey recorded this color mapped infrared thermogram of a northern saw-whet owl in his night-time Lincoln back yard.

Barred Owl in Marlborough

January 4, 2017

A barred owl in Marlborough, photographed by Karin Paquin.
A barred owl in Marlborough, photographed by Karin Paquin.

Karin Paquin photographed this barred owl in Marlborough.

Barred Owl in Sudbury

January 3, 2017

A barred owl in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
A barred owl in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.

Sue Feldberg photographed this barred owl in Sudbury.

Northern Flicker in Stow

December 31, 2016

A northern flicker in Stow.
A northern flicker in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed this northern flicker near his home.

Red-bellied Woodpecker in Framingham

December 31, 2016

A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photographed this red-bellied woodpecker in her Framingham back yard.

Sharp-shinned Hawk in Northborough

December 31, 2016

A sharp-shinned hawk in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A sharp-shinned hawk in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed this sharp-shinned hawk in Northborough.

Birds in Marlborough

December 29, 2016

An American crow at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American crow at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American crow at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American crow at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser and a mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser and a mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A duck at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A duck at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A duck at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A duck at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A duck at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A duck at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an American crow, a hooded merganser, a mallard, and a hybrid duck at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

House Finch in Northborough

December 26, 2016

A house finch in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A house finch in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed this house finch at her Northborough feeder.

Red-tailed Hawk in Stow

December 24, 2016

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

Steve from Stow photographed this red-tailed hawk as it dried off from the rain near his home.

White-tailed Deer in Stow

December 23, 2016

White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph these white-tailed deer in Stow.

White-tailed Deer in Harvard

December 21, 2016

Steve Cumming recorded this video of a white-tailed deer in Harvard.

European Starling in Framingham

December 20, 2016

A European starling in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
European starlings in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
European starlings in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
European starlings in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
European starlings in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these European starlings in Framingham.

Red Fox in Sudbury

December 20, 2016

A red fox in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A red fox in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.

Lisa Eggleston photographed this red fox near her Sudbury home.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

December 17, 2016

A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mourning dove in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mourning dove in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-throated sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-throated sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a black-capped chickadee, a dark-eyed junco, a mourning dove, a song sparrow, a tufted titmouse, and a white-throated sparrow in his Framingham back yard.

Black Bear Track in Littleton

December 15, 2016

A track left by an American black bear in Littleton, photographed by Christa Collins.
A track left by an American black bear in Littleton, photographed by Christa Collins.

Christa Collins photographed this American black bear track in Littleton, near the Harvard line.

Mallards in Marlborough

December 15, 2016

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

Steve Forman photographed these mallards on Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Mute Swans in Wayland

December 15, 2016

Mute swans over Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
Mute swans over Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.

Lisa Eggleston photographed these mute swans over Heard Farm in Wayland.