Wildlife at Great Meadows in Concord
May 20, 2013
Joan Chasan photographed the following at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in in Concord: Canada geese, eastern tiger swallowtail, great blue heron, a marsh wren nest, northern water snakes, osprey, sora, a warbling vireo in its nest, wood ducks, and a yellow warbler in its nest.
Ospreys in Hudson
April 12, 2013
Russ Place photographed ospreys at a nest in Hudson.
Nesting Birds of Prey in Hudson
April 6, 2013
Russ Place photographed a pair of nest building ospreys in Hudson. Russ describes the challenges the brids have faced in the last few years, with multiple damaged or lost nests in heavy winds, and most recently the loss of the entire tree they had previously nested in. These photos show the pair rebuilding in a new tree, though Russ explains that each time they took off for more materials, some of the sticks would fall into the pond.
Russ also photographed a red-tailed hawk in a nest, also in Hudson, which he hopes to follow as the season progresses.
Birds at Farm Pond in Framingham
November 10, 2012
Raj Das photographed a black-capped chickadee, an osprey, a red-bellied woodpecker, and a white-breasted nuthatch at Farm Pond in Framingham.
Ospreys and a Cedar Waxwing in Hudson and Clinton
July 14, 2012
Russ Place photographed ospreys at their nests in Clinton and Hudson and a cedar waxwing.
Ospreys in Hudson and Clinton
June 29, 2012
Russ Place photographed ospreys at two nests, one in Hudson and one in Clinton.
Osprey nest in Hudson
May 6, 2012
Russ Place photographed this osprey nest in Hudson.
In Our Backyard: Osprey Activities
April 22, 2012
Osprey and Great Blue Heron in Hudson
April 14, 2012
Russ Place photographed this osprey and great blue heron at a nest in Hudson. Russ took a series of photos of an osprey nest at this location last year, and noted that it had blown down since the fledging of last year's chicks. The osprey had since rebuilt the nest, and as Russ relates, was clearly not very happy with a great blue heron that decided to land in it during the process.
Ospreys in Hudson
July 17, 2011
Russ Place photographed these ospreys at their nest in Hudson. Russ said it is the first time he's been able to see the young osprey in the nest. See several other sets of Russ' photos from the nest, dating back to April 30, on our Osprey page.