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Latest Sightings:

Woodchuck in Westford

November 2, 2020

Andy Bentley used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to record this video of a woodchuck in Westford.

Tufted Titmouse in Concord

October 31, 2020

A tufted titmouse in Concord, photographed by Sara Brydges.
A tufted titmouse in Concord, photographed by Sara Brydges.

Sara Brydges photographed this tufted titmouse at her feeder in Concord.

Goldfinches in Southborough

October 30, 2020

Carl Guyer recorded this video of American goldfinches in Southborough.

Junco and Cardinal in Framingham

October 30, 2020

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

Steve Forman photographed dark-eyed juncos and a northern cardinal in Framingham.

Red Fox in Stow

October 30, 2020

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

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this red fox in Stow.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

October 28, 2020

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.
A house sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow 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 tufted titmouse in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-breasted nuthatch in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-breasted nuthatch in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a black-capped chickadee, a blue jay, a dark-eyed junco, a house sparrow, a mourning dove, a northern cardinal, a tufted titmouse, and a white-breasted nuthatch at his feeder in Framingham.

Feeder Birds in Northborough

October 24, 2020

An American goldfinch in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
An American goldfinch in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A downy woodpecker in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A downy woodpecker in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.

Marnie Frankian photographed an American goldfinch and a downy woodpecker at her feeder in Northborough.

Birds in Southborough

October 23, 2020

A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A palm warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A palm warbler 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 turkey vulture at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey vulture at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow-rumped warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow-rumped warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a black-capped chickadee, a palm warbler, a red-tailed hawk, a turkey vulture, and a yellow-rumped warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Mallards in Marlborough

October 23, 2020

Mallards 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.
Mallards 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 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 these mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

October 22, 2020

An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird 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 finch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow-rumped warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow-rumped warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow-rumped warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow-rumped warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow-rumped warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow-rumped warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an eastern bluebird, a European starling, a house finch, and a yellow-rumped warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Nature in Littleton

October 22, 2020

A red squirrel at Yapp CR in Littleton, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A red squirrel at Yapp CR in Littleton, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A tree at Yapp CR in Littleton, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A tree at Yapp CR in Littleton, photographed by Gail Sartori.

Gail Sartori photographed a red squirrel in a tree cavity and a tree, shaped like a foot, growing over a rock at the George and Lucy Yapp Conservation Land in Littleton.

Purple Finches in Northborough

October 22, 2020

Purple finches in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
Purple finches in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.

Marnie Frankian photographed these purple finches at her feeder in Northborough.

Red-bellied Woodpecker in Littleton

October 22, 2020

A red-bellied woodpecker at Smith Conservation Land in Littleton, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A red-bellied woodpecker at Smith Conservation Land in Littleton, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A red-bellied woodpecker at Smith Conservation Land in Littleton, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A red-bellied woodpecker at Smith Conservation Land in Littleton, photographed by Gail Sartori.

Gail Sartori photographed this red-bellied woodpecker at Smith Conservation Land in Littleton.

Canada Goose and Mallards in Marlborough

October 20, 2020

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.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a Canada goose and mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham

October 20, 2020

Ring-necked ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ruddy ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ruddy ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ruddy ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ruddy ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed ring-necked ducks and ruddy ducks on Foss Reservoir in Framingham.

Eagle and Heron in Wayland

October 20, 2020

A bald eagle at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A bald eagle at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A bald eagle at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A bald eagle at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A bald eagle at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A bald eagle at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A bald eagle at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A bald eagle at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron along the Sudbury River in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron along the Sudbury River in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a bald eagle at Heard Pond and a great blue heron along the Sudbury River in Wayland.

Goldfinch and Mockingbird in Southborough

October 20, 2020

An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch 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 an American goldfinch and a northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Turkey and Gray Squirrel in Concord

October 20, 2020

A turkey and a gray squirrel in Concord, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A turkey and a gray squirrel in Concord, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed a turkey and a gray squirrel in Concord.

Praying Mantis in Wayland

October 19, 2020

A praying mantis in Wayland, photographed by Mark Mayall.
A praying mantis in Wayland, photographed by Mark Mayall.
A praying mantis in Wayland, photographed by Mark Mayall.
A praying mantis in Wayland, photographed by Mark Mayall.

Mark Mayall photographed this praying mantis on the track at Wayland High School.

Red Squirrel in Lincoln

October 19, 2020

A red squirrel in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A red squirrel in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this red squirrel in Lincoln.

Dragonfly in Concord

October 17, 2020

An autumn meadowhawk at Egg Rock in Concord, photographed by Carl Guyer.
An autumn meadowhawk at Egg Rock in Concord, photographed by Carl Guyer.

Carl Guyer photographed this autumn meadowhawk at Egg Rock in Concord.

Canada Geese and a Great Blue Heron in Concord

October 15, 2020

Canada geese at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese and a great blue heron at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese and a great blue heron at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese and a great blue heron at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese and a great blue heron at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese and great blue herons at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.

Weasel in Westford

October 15, 2020

Andy Bentley used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to record this video of a weasel with prey in Westford.

Nature at Hager Pond in Marlborough

October 14, 2020

An American coot at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American coot at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese and mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese and mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose and painted turtles at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose and painted turtles 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.

Steve Forman photographed an American coot, Canada geese, mute swans, painted turtles, and a mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Northern Mockingbird in Southborough

October 14, 2020

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 northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.