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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:

Backyard Wildlife in Harvard

Sighting Date: 
June 30, 2015
House finches in their nest in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.A ruby-throated hummingbird in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.A ruby-throated hummingbird in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
Robin Right photographed house finches in their nest against her home and a ruby-throated hummingbird at her feeder in Harvard.
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Backyard Wildlife in Framingham

Sighting Date: 
June 29, 2015
A brown-headed cowbird in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.Downy woodpeckers in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.A gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed the following at her feeders in Framingham: a brown-headed cowbird, a red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpeckers and a gray squirrel.
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Baltimore Oriole Nest in Lincoln

Sighting Date: 
June 25, 2015
Harold McAleer recorded this video of a Baltimore oriole feeding its young at a nest in Lincoln.
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American Robins in Concord

Sighting Date: 
June 21, 2015
A nest of American robins in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.A nest of American robins in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.
Terri Ackerman photographed this American robin nest in Concord.
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Wildlife at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

Sighting Date: 
June 20, 2015
An American robin at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.A cedar waxwing at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.A chipping sparrow at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.An eastern chipmunk at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.An eastern phoebe at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.A gray catbird at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.A great blue heron and a red-winged blackbird at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.An indigo bunting at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.A red-winged blackbird at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed the following at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard and Sudbury: an American robin, a cedar waxwing, a chipping sparrow, an eastern chipmunk, an eastern phoebe, a gray catbird, a great blue heron with a red-winged blackbird, an indigo bunting and a red-winged blackbird.
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Nature in Harvard

Sighting Date: 
June 20, 2015
Asters in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.Evening primrose in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.House finches in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
Robin Right photographed asters, evening primroses and a house finch nest against her home in Harvard.
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Killdeer in Marlborough

Sighting Date: 
June 18, 2015
A killdeer in Marlborough, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
Lisa Eggleston photographed this killdeer in Marlborough.
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Polyphemus Moth in Boylston

Sighting Date: 
June 18, 2015
A polyphemus moth at SVT's Wrack Meadow Woods in Boylston, photographed by Dan Stimson.
Dan Stimson photographed this polyphemus moth at SVT's Wrack Meadow Woods in Boylston.
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Backyard Wildlife in Framingham

Sighting Date: 
June 18, 2015
An eastern chipmunk in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.A ruby-throated hummingbird in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed an eastern chipmunk and a ruby-throated hummingbird in her Framingham back yard.
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Eastern Bluebirds at Greenways Conservation Area

Sighting Date: 
June 18, 2015
Eastern bluebirds at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
Lisa Eggleston photographed these eastern bluebirds at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland.
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Ruby-throated hummingbird in Framingham

Sighting Date: 
June 18, 2015
A ruby-throated hummingbird in Framingham, photographed by Gerry White.
Gerry White photographed a ruby-throated hummingbird at his Framingham feeder.
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Backyard Wildlife in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
June 18, 2015
A coyote in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.A great crested flycatcher in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
Lisa Eggleston photographed a coyote and a great crested flycatcher in her Sudbury back yard.
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Black Swallowtail Chrysalis in Northborough

Sighting Date: 
June 17, 2015
A black swallowtail chrysalis in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
Marnie Frankian photographed a black swallowtail chrysalis in Northborough. Marnie had previously shared a photo of the caterpilar on June 13th.
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Backyard Wildlife in Harvard

Sighting Date: 
June 16, 2015
A house finch nest in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
Robin Right photographed this family of house finches and a white-tailed deer in Harvard.
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Salamander in Berlin

Sighting Date: 
June 16, 2015
An eastern red-backed salamander in Berlin, photographed by Julie Pratt.
Julie Pratt photographed this eastern red-backed salamander in Berlin.
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White-tailed Deer and Fawn in Lincoln

Sighting Date: 
June 16, 2015
Harold McAleer recorded this video of mother and fawn white-tailed deer along the Sudbury River in Lincoln.
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Red-tailed Hawks in Lincoln

Sighting Date: 
June 14, 2015
Norm Levey recorded this video of a red-tailed hawk nest through a spotting scope in Lincoln.

The Red-tailed Hawks of 1 Conant Road: A Progress Report from The Natural World Film Archive on Vimeo.

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A caterpillar and moth in Northborough

Sighting Date: 
June 13, 2015
A black swallowtail caterpillar in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.A raspberry pyrausta moth photographed in Northborough by Marnie Frankian.
Marnie Frankian photographed a black swallowtail caterpillar and a raspberry pyrausta moth in her Northborough yard.
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Mute Swans and a painted turtle in Natick

Sighting Date: 
June 13, 2015
Mute swans at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Joan Chasan.Mute swans at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Joan Chasan.Mute swans at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Joan Chasan.A mute swan at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Joan Chasan.A painted turtle at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed these mute swans and a painted turtle at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Sanctuary in Natick.
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Wildlife in Hopkinton

Sighting Date: 
June 11, 2015
A beaver at Highland Park Reservation in Hopkinton, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Patrick Roche.A beaver at Highland Park Reservation in Hopkinton, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Patrick Roche.A white-tailed deer at Highland Park Reservation in Hopkinton, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Patrick Roche.
Patrick Roche used an automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph a beaver and a white-tailed deer at SVT's Highland Park Reservation in Hopkinton.
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