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Latest Sightings:

Birds in Framingham

February 15, 2021

A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay 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.

Steve Forman photographed a black-capped chickadee, a blue jay, and a dark-eyed junco in Framingham.

Blue Jay and Bluebirds in Maynard

February 12, 2021

A blue jay in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A blue jay in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A blue jay in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A blue jay in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A blue jay in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A blue jay in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
An eastern bluebird in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
An eastern bluebird in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
An eastern bluebird in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
An eastern bluebird in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
An eastern bluebird in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
An eastern bluebird in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
Eastern bluebirds in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
Eastern bluebirds in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.

Gail Sartori photographed a blue jay and eastern bluebirds in Maynard.

Backyard Nature in Framingham

February 9, 2021

A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal 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.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a blue jay, a northern cardinal, and white-tailed deer in Framingham.

Goose, Mallard, and Swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough

February 8, 2021

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

Steve Forman photographed a Canada goose, a mallard, and mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds and a Squirrel in Framingham

February 7, 2021

A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay 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 song sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay 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 gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray squirrel 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 tufted titmouse in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed blue jays, dark-eyed juncos, a song sparrow, a gray squirrel, a mourning dove, and a tufted titmouse in Framingham. 

Pileated Woodpecker and Chickadee in Maynard

February 7, 2021

A black-capped chickadee in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A black-capped chickadee in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A pileated woodpecker in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A pileated woodpecker in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A pileated woodpecker in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A pileated woodpecker in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A pileated woodpecker in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A pileated woodpecker in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.

Gail Sartori photographed a black-capped chickadee and a pileated woodpecker in Maynard.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

February 6, 2021

A Carolina wren in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A Carolina wren in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A house finch in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A house finch 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.
An American robin in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An American robin in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photographed a Carolina wren, a house finch, a red-bellied woodpecker, and an American robin in Framingham.

Hawk and Robin at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

February 6, 2021

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.
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.
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.
An American robin at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American robin at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a red-tailed hawk and an American robin at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

February 5, 2021

A common goldeneye at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A common goldeneye at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A common goldeneye and a gadwall at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A common goldeneye and a gadwall 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.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan and mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan and mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed common goldeneyes, a gadwall, mallards, and a mute swan in Marlborough.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

February 4, 2021

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 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 mute swan and common goldeneyes at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan and common goldeneyes at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a Canada goose, mallards, a mute swan, and common goldeneyes at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Snow Buntings in Stow

February 4, 2021

Snow buntings in Stow.
Snow buntings in Stow.
Snow buntings in Stow.
Snow buntings in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed these snow buntings in Stow.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

February 3, 2021

A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal 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 white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed northern cardinals, a song sparrow, and a white-tailed deer in Framingham.

Otters at Farrar Pond in Lincoln

February 3, 2021

A river otter on Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A river otter on Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A river otter on Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A river otter on Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A river otter on Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A river otter on Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A river otter on Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A river otter on Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A river otter on Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A river otter on Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A river otter on Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A river otter on Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.

Ron McAdow photographed river otters at a pair of holes in the ice on Farrar Pond in Lincoln.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

February 2, 2021

A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay 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 house sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
House sparrows in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
House sparrows in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
House sparrows in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
House sparrows in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mourning dove in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mourning dove in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a blue jay, a dark-eyed junco, house sparrows, and a mourning dove in Framingham.

Hermit Thrush in Maynard

February 2, 2021

A hermit thrush in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A hermit thrush in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A hermit thrush in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A hermit thrush in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A hermit thrush in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A hermit thrush in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.

Gail Sartori photographed this hermit thrush in Maynard.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

January 31, 2021

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 mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard 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 northern pintail at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern pintail 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 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 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, mallards, a northern pintail, and a ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

January 30, 2021

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.
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.
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 northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird 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 red-tailed hawk, a blue jay, a European starling, house sparrows, and a northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

White-tailed Deer in Sudbury

January 30, 2021

A white-tailed deer in Sudbury, photographed by Tree Raine.
A white-tailed deer in Sudbury, photographed by Tree Raine.
A white-tailed deer in Sudbury, photographed by Tree Raine.
A white-tailed deer in Sudbury, photographed by Tree Raine.

Tree Raine photographed these white-tailed deer in Sudbury.

Eastern Bluebirds in Sudbury

January 29, 2021

Eastern bluebirds in Sudbury, photographed by Miner Crary.
Eastern bluebirds in Sudbury, photographed by Miner Crary.

Miner Crary photographed a flock of eastern bluebirds in Sudbury.

Wildlife at Farrar Pond in Lincoln

January 28, 2021

Ron McAdow used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to record these videos of red-tailed hawks, coyotes, red foxes, and a raccoon visiting a swan carcass on the ice of Farrar Pond in Lincoln.

Red Fox in Sudbury

January 27, 2021

A red fox in Sudbury, photographed by Tom McGowan.
A red fox in Sudbury, photographed by Tom McGowan.

Tom McGowan used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this red fox in Sudbury.

Red Foxes in Natick

January 27, 2021

Jill Miller used her automatically triggered wildlife camera to record these red foxes in her Natick garden.

Birds in Framingham

January 26, 2021

A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay 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 dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco 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.

Steve Forman photographed a black-capped chickadee, a blue jay, dark-eyed juncos, a song sparrow, and a tufted titmouse in Framingham.

Birds at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

January 25, 2021

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 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.
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.
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.
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 northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a house sparrow, a red-tailed hawk, a European starling, and a northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

January 25, 2021

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.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards 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.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans 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 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.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese, mallards, mute swans, and hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough.