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Nature Sightings

Welcome to Nature Sightings. Here, we post nature sightings that have been reported to us throughout the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers Valley. If you would like to receive weekly e-mails summarizing the latest additions to Nature Sightings, subscribe to our free e-list.  This is a good way to make sure you never miss a new entry, especially for Camera in the Woods photos, which often come in later than other photos and don't appear on top of the list below.  If you have an interesting sighting, picture or video you would like to share, e-mail Dan Stimson

Latest Sightings:

Turkeys in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
April 22, 2015
Turkeys in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
Lisa Eggleston photographed these turkeys in Sudbury.
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Birds at Heard Farm in Wayland

Sighting Date: 
April 21, 2015
A blue-gray gnatcatcher at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.An eastern meadowlark at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
Lisa Eggleston photographed a blue-gray gnatcatcher and an eastern meadowlark at Heard Farm in Wayland.
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Pine Siskins and American Goldfinches in Stow

Sighting Date: 
April 21, 2015
Pine siskins and American goldfinches in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed American goldfinches (the males in this photo are brighter yellow with black caps, and the females have a yellow/brownish back) and pine siskins (the striped birds to the upper right) in his back yard.
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Wildlife at Delaney Reservation in Stow

Sighting Date: 
April 21, 2015
A chipping sparrow at Delaney Reservation in Stow, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.A northern water snake at Delaney Reservation in Stow, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.A pine warbler at Delaney Reservation in Stow, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.A yellow-rumped warbler at Delaney Reservation in Stow, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
Lisa Eggleston photographed a chipping sparrow, northern water snake, pine warbler, and yellow-rumped warbler at Delaney Reservation in Stow.
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American Bittern at Great Meadows

Sighting Date: 
April 19, 2015
An American bittern at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Jean Connelly.An American bittern at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Jean Connelly.
Jean Connelly photographed this American bittern at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord. This bird is listed as Endangered by the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act. You can learn more about the American bittern from the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program.
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Wildlife at Garden in the Woods

Sighting Date: 
April 18, 2015
A white-tailed deer at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.A white-tailed deer at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.Painted turtles at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.Painted turtles at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed a white-tailed deer and painted turtles at New England Wildflower Society's Garden in the Woods in Framingham.
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Nature at Broadmoor in Natick

Sighting Date: 
April 18, 2015
A tree swallow at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Joan Chasan.Skunk cabbage at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed a tree swallow and skunk cabbage at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick.
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Turkeys in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
April 17, 2015
Peg Espinola recorded this video of Turkeys in Sudbury.
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Raccoon in Framingham

Sighting Date: 
April 17, 2015
A raccoon in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.A raccoon in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.A raccoon in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.A raccoon in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.A raccoon in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A raccoon in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
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Birds on the Sudbury River in Concord

Sighting Date: 
April 16, 2015
A tree swallow along the Sudbury River in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.A wood duck on the Sudbury River in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.
Terri Ackerman photographed a tree swallow and a wood duck on the Sudbury River in Concord.
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Turkeys in Stow

Sighting Date: 
April 16, 2015
A turkey in Stow.A turkey in Stow.Turkeys in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed turkeys in his back yard.
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Red Fox Kits in Lincoln

Sighting Date: 
April 14, 2015
Red fox kits in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
Harold McAleer used a very long zoom to record this video of four red fox kits outside their den in Lincoln.
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Pileated Woodpecker in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
April 14, 2015
A pileated woodpecker in Sudbury, recorded by Peg Espinola.
Peg Espinola photographed and recorded video of this pileated woodpecker in her Sudbury back yard.
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Birds at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

Sighting Date: 
April 14, 2015
A black-capped chickadee at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Vin Cerrati.A herring gull at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Vin Cerrati.Mallards at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Vin Cerrati.A tufted titmouse at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Vin Cerrati.
Vin Cerrati photographed a black-capped chickadee, a herring gull, mallards and a tufted titmouse at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge.
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Painted Turtles in Shrewsbury

Sighting Date: 
April 13, 2015
Painted turtles in Shrewsbury, photographed by Sandy Howard.
Sandy Howard photographed these painted turtles at Dean Park in Shrewsbury.
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Wood Frogs and a Garter Snake in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
April 13, 2015
A common garter snake in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed a common garter snake and recorded a video of wood frogs in a vernal pool in Sudbury.
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Turkeys in Harvard

Sighting Date: 
April 13, 2015
Turkeys in Harvard, photographed by Steve Cumming.Turkeys in Harvard, photographed by Steve Cumming.Turkeys in Harvard, photographed by Steve Cumming.Turkeys in Harvard, photographed by Steve Cumming.
Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph turkeys in Harvard.
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Wood Frogs in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
April 11, 2015
Lisa Eggleston recorded this video of wood frogs in a Sudbury vernal pool.
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Backyard Wildlife in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
April 10, 2015
A red fox in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.A red fox in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.A house finch in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
Lisa Eggleston photographed a red fox and a house finch in Sudbury.
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Green-winged Teals in Concord

Sighting Date: 
April 9, 2015
Green-winged teals at Nine Acre Corner in Concord, photographed by Ron McAdow.A green-winged teal at Nine Acre Corner in Concord, photographed by Ron McAdow.
Ron McAdow photographed these green-winged teals at Nine Acre Corner in Concord.
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