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Latest Sightings:

Ducks in Marlborough

December 20, 2019

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 pair of hooded mergansers at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A pair of hooded mergansers 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 pair of hooded mergansers and a northern pintail at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Northern Cardinal in Framingham

December 20, 2019

A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a northern cardinal in Framingham.

Two Coyotes at Cedar Swamp in Westborough

December 17, 2019

Steve Leo used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to record this video of two coyotes at SVT's Cedar Swamp Reservation in Westborough.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

December 16, 2019

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 mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan 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 Canada goose, a mallard, a mute swan, and a ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Coyote in Stow

December 16, 2019

A coyote carrying the leg of a deer in Stow, photographed by Steve Cumming with an automatically triggered wildlife camera.
A coyote carrying the leg of a deer in Stow, photographed by Steve Cumming with an automatically triggered wildlife camera.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this coyote carrying the leg of a deer in Stow.

Backyard Birds in Maynard

December 15, 2019

A black-capped chickadee in Maynard, photographed by William Watt.
A black-capped chickadee in Maynard, photographed by William Watt.
A Carolina wren in Maynard, photographed by William Watt.
A Carolina wren in Maynard, photographed by William Watt.
An eastern bluebird in Maynard, photographed by William Watt.
An eastern bluebird in Maynard, photographed by William Watt.
A house finch in Maynard, photographed by William Watt.
A house finch in Maynard, photographed by William Watt.

William Watt photographed a black-capped chickadee, a Carolina wren, an eastern bluebird, and a house finch in his Maynard back yard.

Canada Geese in Lincoln

December 13, 2019

Canada geese on the Sudbury River in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
Canada geese on the Sudbury River in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed these Canada geese on the Sudbury River in Lincoln.

Ducks at Hager Pond in Marlborough

December 12, 2019

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 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 mallards and a northern pintail at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Backyard Birds in Sudbury

December 11, 2019

A blue jay in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A blue jay in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A blue jay in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A blue jay in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A dark-eyed junco in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A dark-eyed junco in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A downy woodpecker in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A downy woodpecker in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A European starling in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A European starling in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A house sparrow and a gray squirrel in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A house sparrow and a gray squirrel in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A northern cardinal in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A northern cardinal in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.

Sharon Tentarelli photographed a blue jay, a dark-eyed junco, a downy woodpecker, European starlings, a house sparrow with a gray squirrel, a northern cardinal, and a red-bellied woodpecker in Sudbury.

Birds at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

December 11, 2019

A dark-eyed junco at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco 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 pair of house sparrows at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A pair of house sparrows at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a dark-eyed junco, a European starling, a pair of house sparrows, a northern cardinal, and a song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

December 11, 2019

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
European starlings at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
European starlings 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.
Hooded mergansers and a mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Hooded mergansers and a mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese, European starlings, hooded mergansers, and a mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Cooper's Hawk in Wayland

December 9, 2019

A juvenile Cooper's hawk was released from an attic in Wayland, photographed by John Beard.
A juvenile Cooper's hawk was released from an attic in Wayland, photographed by John Beard.

John Beard photographed this juvenile Cooper's hawk that became trapped in their Wayland garage attic. Alison Webber, a local wildlife rehabilitator, was able to remove the hawk and release it unharmed.

American Crows in Stow

December 8, 2019

American crows in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
American crows in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph these American crows in Stow.

Song Sparrow in Framingham

December 8, 2019

A song sparrow 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 song sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a song sparrow in Framingham.

Turkey in Framingham

December 7, 2019

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 a turkey in Framingham.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

December 5, 2019

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

Coyote in Harvard

December 3, 2019

A coyote in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A coyote in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this coyote in Harvard.

Coyote in Harvard

December 3, 2019

A coyote in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A coyote in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this coyote in Harvard.

Coyote in Stow

December 3, 2019

A coyote in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A coyote in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used an automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this coyote in Stow.

Northern Cardinal in Harvard

December 3, 2019

A northern cardinal in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed this northern cardinal in Harvard.

White-tailed Deer in Harvard

December 3, 2019

A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

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

Backyard Birds in Framingham

December 2, 2019

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 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.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a blue jay, a dark-eyed junco, a mourning dove, a northern cardinal, and a red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham.

Fisher at Cedar Swamp in Westborough

December 2, 2019

Steve Leo used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to record this video of a fisher at SVT's Cedar Swamp Reservation in Westborough.

Fisher in Westborough

December 2, 2019

A fisher at Cedar Swamp in Westborough, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Leo.
A fisher at Cedar Swamp in Westborough, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Leo.

Steve Leo used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this fisher at Cedar Swamp in Westborough.

White-tailed Deer in Framingham

December 2, 2019

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

Steve Forman photograped these white-tailed deer in Framingham.