Canada Goose

Birds around Crane Swamp

November 26, 2011

Gregory Billingham submitted this list of birds he saw during a hike around Crane Swamp in Northborough and Westborough, including SVT's Cedar Hill Reservation and Sawink Farm Reservation.
  • Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  6
  • Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
  • Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  6
  • Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  2
  • American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3
  • Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  27
  • Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  21
  • White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  8
  • Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  1
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  4
  • Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)  9     2 seen at Sawink; 7 near the top of Cedar Hill that has bluebird houses in the vicinity.
  • Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  1
  • American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  12
  • Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  1
  • Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
  • Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  26
  • Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  3
  • Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  11
  • Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  4
  • American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  22

Autumn at Great Meadows in Concord

November 9, 2011

An American coot at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Canada geese at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Autumn at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Autumn at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Autumn at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Autumn at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Autumn at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan took several photos at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, including an American coot and a flock of Canada geese.

Wildlife at Great Meadows in Concord

September 26, 2011

An American lady butterfly at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
A Canada goose at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
A clouded sulphur butterfly at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
A double-crested cormorant at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
A leopard frog at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
Painted turtles at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
A pearly crescent butterfly at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
A ruby meadowhawk dragonfly at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
A savannah sparrow at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed the following during a visit to the Great Meadows National Wildlife Impoundment in Concord: American lady butterfly, Canada goose, clouded sulphur butterfly, double-crested cormorant, leopard frog, painted turtles, pearl crescent butterfly, ruby meadowhawk dragonfly, and a savannah sparrow.

Nature at Great Meadows in Concord

July 24, 2011

American lotus at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Buttonbush at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A Canada goose at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An eastern kingbird at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An eastern kingbird at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A snapping turtle at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A female wood duck at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed American lotus, buttonbush, a Canada goose, an eastern kingbird, a snapping turtle and a female wood duck at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.

Wildlife at SVT's Herene Reservation

May 16, 2011

A great blue heron at SVT's Herene Reservation in Stow, photographed with a remote camera by Dan Foster.
Canada geese at SVT's Herene Reservation in Stow, photographed with a remote camera by Dan Foster.
A white-tailed deer at SVT's Herene Reservation in Stow, photographed with a remote camera by Dan Foster.
A bobcat at SVT's Herene Reservation in Stow, photographed with a remote camera by Dan Foster.
A bobcat at SVT's Herene Reservation in Stow, photographed with a remote camera by Dan Foster.
A white-tailed deer at SVT's Herene Reservation in Stow, photographed with a remote camera by Dan Foster.
Dan Foster used his remote wildife camera to photograph several species at SVT's Herene Reservation in Stow; here are Dan's comments: 
"I set my remote camera up along the bank of the stream flowing through the Herene Reservation in Stow.  The beavers have partially dammed the stream just downstream, and I found a break in the vegetation on the shore that I suspected would be used by a number of animals to get in and out of the water. 
Over the course of the month that the camera was deployed, the resident beaver stopped by to work on a nearby scent mound.  A pair of Canada geese brought their goslings ashore to rest.  A great blue heron fished along the bank.  A young buck in velvet waded out into the stream and browsed on the rapidly-growing vegetation along the wetland edge.  And most exciting to me, a bobcat passed through the property on May 10th. This is the first bobcat I've captured on my remote cameras, and only the second sighting of a bobcat I know about in Stow.  (The first was Russ Place's bobcat photo submitted to SVT's Nature Sightings a few months ago.) 
I hope we'll be seeing bobcats on a more frequent basis inside 495, and I'm thrilled that SVT is protecting land that they need to survive."
 

Wildlife at Great Meadows in Concord

June 27, 2011

An American bullfrog at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, by Craig Smith.
A Canada goose at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, by Craig Smith.
A Canada goose at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, by Craig Smith.
A great blue heron at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, by Craig Smith.
A marsh wren at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, by Craig Smith.
A marsh wren at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, by Craig Smith.
A muskrat at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, by Craig Smith.
A red-winged blackbird at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, by Craig Smith.
A red-winged blackbird at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed an American bullfrog, Canada geese, a great blue heron, a marsh wren, a muskrat and a red-winged blackbird at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.

Wildlife at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard and Sudbury

June 4, 2011

A beaver slaps its tail at the ARNWR, photographed by Craig Smith.
A Canada goose gosling at the ARNWR, photographed by Craig Smith.
A Canada goose gosling at the ARNWR, photographed by Craig Smith.
A common grackle at the ARNWR, photographed by Craig Smith.
An eastern phoebe at the ARNWR, photographed by Craig Smith.
A painted turtle at the ARNWR, photographed by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed the following during a trip to the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard and Sudbury: beaver, Canada goose goslings, common grackle, eastern phoebe, and painted turtle.

Wildlife at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard and Sudbury

May 6, 2011

A Baltimore oriole at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A Canada goose at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A chipping sparrow at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
An eastern chipmunk at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A great blue heron at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A muskrat at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A red-winged blackbird at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A tree swallow at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A yellow-rumped warbler at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed several birds and a few mammals during a recent trip to Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard and Sudbury:
Baltimore oriole, Canada goose, chipping sparrow, eastern chipmunk, great blue heron, muskrat, red-winged blackbird, tree swallow and yellow-rumped warbler.
 

Birds at Great Meadows in Concord

May 1, 2011

An American robin at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
A Canada goose at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
A Canada goose at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
A common yellowthroat at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
A great blue heron at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
A red-winged blackbird at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
A warbling vireo at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
A warbling vireo at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
A yellow-rumped warbler at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed several birds during a trip to Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge's Concord Impoundment:
American robin, Canada goose, common yellowthroat, great blue heron, red-winged blackbird, warbling vireo and yellow warbler.

Pink-footed Goose in Sudbury

December 3, 2010

A pink-footed goose in Sudbury, by Russ Place
A pink-footed goose in Sudbury, by Russ Place
Russ Place offers a closer look at the pink-footed goose that has remained amongst a flock of Canada geese in Sudbury.

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