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.

To receive weekly e-mails summarizing the latest Nature Sightings, subscribe to our free Nature Sightings e-newsletter (see below). This is the perfect way to ensure you never miss a new photo.

If you have an interesting sighting, picture, or video you would like to share, please contact Dan Stimson

Subscribe

Latest Sightings:

Peregrine Falcon in Marlborough

February 16, 2017

A peregrine falcon on City Hall in Marlborough, photographed by Nicholas Milano.
A peregrine falcon on City Hall in Marlborough, photographed by Nicholas Milano.
A peregrine falcon on City Hall in Marlborough, photographed by Nicholas Milano.
A peregrine falcon on City Hall in Marlborough, photographed by Nicholas Milano.
A peregrine falcon on City Hall in Marlborough, photographed by Nicholas Milano.
A peregrine falcon on City Hall in Marlborough, photographed by Nicholas Milano.

Nicholas Milano photographed this peregrine falcon on City Hall in Marlborough.

Bald Eagles in Natick

February 14, 2017

Nancy Shaw reports seeing a pair of bald eagles over Fiske Pond in Natick.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

February 14, 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.
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 mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard 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.
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 Canada goose, a mallard, and a mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Backyard Wildlife in Framingham

February 13, 2017

A mourning dove in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mourning dove in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Turkeys in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Turkeys in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
White-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
White-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a mourning dove, a northern cardinal, turkeys, and white-tailed deer in his Framingham back yard.

Backyard Wildlife in Stow

February 13, 2017

A northern cardinal (left) and a northern flicker in Stow.
A northern cardinal (left) and a northern flicker in Stow.
A white-tailed deer in Stow.
A white-tailed deer in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed a northern flicker, a northern cardinal, and a white-tailed deer in his back yard.

Backyard Birds in Marlborough

February 12, 2017

An American goldfinch in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
An American goldfinch in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
An eastern bluebird in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
An eastern bluebird in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
An eastern bluebird in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
An eastern bluebird in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
American goldfinches and house finches in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
American goldfinches and house finches in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A house finch in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A house finch in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A Carolina wren in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A Carolina wren in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A house finch in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A house finch in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.

Ginny Hutchison photographed an American goldfinch, eastern bluebirds, house finches, and a Carolina wren near her Marlborough home.

Turkeys in Framingham

February 12, 2017

A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these turkeys in his Framingham back yard.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

February 10, 2017

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.
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.
Mallards, Canada geese, and a mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards, Canada geese, and a mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a ring-billed gull, mallards, Canada geese, and a mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Common Mergansers in Southborough

February 10, 2017

A common merganser on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A common merganser on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these common mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.

Mallards in Wayland

February 10, 2017

A mallard on the Sudbury River in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard on the Sudbury River in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard on the Sudbury River in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard on the Sudbury River in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a pair of mallards on the Sudbury River in Wayland.

White-tailed Deer in Stow

February 10, 2017

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.
A white-tailed deer in Stow, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A 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.
A white-tailed deer in Stow, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A 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 an automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph white-tailed deer in Stow.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

February 5, 2017

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

Steve Forman photographed a hooded merganser, mallards, and a ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds in Southborough

February 5, 2017

A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mourning dove at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mourning dove 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.

Steve Forman photographed a blue jay, a European starling, a pair of house sparrows, a mourning dove, and a red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Eastern Bluebird in Northborough

February 5, 2017

An eastern bluebird in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
An eastern bluebird in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed this eastern bluebird near her Northborough home.

Geese and a swan in Southborough

February 5, 2017

Canada geese on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese 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.

Steve Forman photographed a mute swan and Canada geese at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.

A White Turkey in Sudbury

February 3, 2017

A turkey in Sudbury, photographed by Amy Hansen.
A turkey in Sudbury, photographed by Amy Hansen.

Amy Hansen photographed this turkey in Sudbury.

Hooded Mergansers in Southborough

February 1, 2017

A hooded merganser on the Sudbury Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser on the Sudbury Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser on the Sudbury Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser on the Sudbury Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these hooded mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.

Wildlife in Stow

February 1, 2017

A raccoon in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A raccoon in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A raccoon in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A raccoon in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
An American crow in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
An American crow in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph a raccoon, an American crow, and white-tailed deer in Stow.

Birds in Marlborough

January 31, 2017

A herring gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A herring gull 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.
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 a herring gull, mallards, and a northern pintail at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Mating Mallards in Marlborough

January 31, 2017

Mallards mating at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating 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 a pair of mallards mating at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Red-tailed Hawk in Framingham

January 31, 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.

Ring-necked Ducks in Wayland

January 31, 2017

Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury River in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury River in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury River in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury River in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury River in Wayland.

Red-tailed Hawk in Framingham

January 30, 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.

Birds at Farm Pond in Framingham

January 29, 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.
A herring gull at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A herring gull at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard and a partially domestic mallard at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard and a partially domestic mallard at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-necked duck at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-necked duck 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 an American crow, a herring gull, mallards, a ring-necked duck, and a song sparrow at Farm Pond in Framingham.

Common Mergansers in Westborough

January 29, 2017

Common mergansers at Chauncy Lake in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Common mergansers at Chauncy Lake in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed common mergansers on Chauncy Lake in Westborough.