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. 

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Birds at Delaney Reservation in Stow

May 1, 2016

A spotted sandpiper in Stow, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A spotted sandpiper in Stow, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A swamp sparrow in Stow, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A swamp sparrow in Stow, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.

Lisa Eggleston photographed a spotted sandpiper and a swamp sparrow at the Delaney Reservation in Stow.

Nature at Garden in the Woods

April 30, 2016

An American bullfrog at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An American bullfrog at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Marsh marigolds at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Marsh marigolds 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 an American bullfrog, marsh marigolds, and painted turtles at Garden in the Woods in Framingham.

Ducklings and Goslings in Marlborough

April 29, 2016

A mallard duckling at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
A mallard duckling at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Sue Feldberg.

Sue Feldberg photographed a mallard duckling and Canada geese goslings at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds at Heard Farm in Wayland

April 28, 2016

An American kestrel at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
An American kestrel at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A blue-gray gnatcatcher at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A blue-gray gnatcatcher at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.

Lisa Eggleston photographed an American kestrel and a blue-gray gnatcatcher at Heard Farm in Wayland.

Wood Thrush at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

April 28, 2016

A wood thrush at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A wood thrush at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.

Lisa Eggleston photographed this wood thrush at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury.

Marsh Marigolds at Lyons-Cutler

April 25, 2016

Marsh marigolds at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Garry Kessler.
Marsh marigolds at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Garry Kessler.

Garry Kessler photographed marsh marigolds at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury.

Bluebirds in Framingham

April 24, 2016

An eastern bluebird in Framingham, photographed by Lawson Frazier.
An eastern bluebird in Framingham, photographed by Lawson Frazier.
An eastern bluebird in Framingham, photographed by Lawson Frazier.
An eastern bluebird in Framingham, photographed by Lawson Frazier.
An eastern bluebird in Framingham, photographed by Lawson Frazier.
An eastern bluebird in Framingham, photographed by Lawson Frazier.
An eastern bluebird in Framingham, photographed by Lawson Frazier.
An eastern bluebird in Framingham, photographed by Lawson Frazier.

Lawson Frazier photographed these eastern bluebirds in Framingham.

Wildlife at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

April 24, 2016

A brown creeper at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A brown creeper at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A great blue heron at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A great blue heron at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
Great blue herons at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
Great blue herons at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A belted kingfisher at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A belted kingfisher at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A muskrat at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A muskrat at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
An ovenbird at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
An ovenbird at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A red-bellied woodpecker at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A red-bellied woodpecker at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A red squirrel at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A red squirrel at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
An American robin at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
An American robin at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.

Craig Smith photographed a brown creeper, great blue herons, a belted kingfisher, a muskrat, an ovenbird, a red-bellied woodpecker, a red squirrel, and an American robin at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard and Sudbury.

Eastern Bluebird in Wayland

April 23, 2016

An eastern bluebird at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Nancy Mitchell.
An eastern bluebird at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Nancy Mitchell.

Nancy Mitchell photographed this eastern bluebird at Heard Farm in Wayland.

White-throated Sparrow in Wayland

April 23, 2016

A partially leucistic white-throated sparrow in Wayland, photographed by Ron Balk.
A partially leucistic white-throated sparrow in Wayland, photographed by Ron Balk.
A partially leucistic white-throated sparrow in Wayland, photographed by Ron Balk.
A partially leucistic white-throated sparrow in Wayland, photographed by Ron Balk.
A partially leucistic white-throated sparrow in Wayland, photographed by Ron Balk.
A partially leucistic white-throated sparrow in Wayland, photographed by Ron Balk.

Ron Balk photographed this partially leucistic white-throated sparrow in Wayland.

Wildlife in Natick

April 22, 2016

Canada geese at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern phoebe at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern phoebe at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
Tree swallows at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
Tree swallows at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese, an eastern chipmunk, an eastern phoebe and tree swallows at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick.

Spotted Turtle in Carlisle

April 21, 2016

A spotted turtle at Woodhaven Farm in Carlisle, photographed by Dan Stimson.
A spotted turtle at Woodhaven Farm in Carlisle, photographed by Dan Stimson.

Dan Stimson photographed this spotted turtle at Woodhaven Farm in Carlisle.

Yellow-rumped Warblers in Wayland

April 21, 2016

A yellow-rumped warbler at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A yellow-rumped warbler at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A yellow-rumped warbler at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A yellow-rumped warbler at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.

Lisa Eggleston photographed these yellow-rumped warblers at Heard Farm in Wayland.

Wildlife in Stow

April 20, 2016

A red-tailed hawk in Stow.
A red-tailed hawk in Stow.
A red-tailed hawk in Stow.
A red-tailed hawk in Stow.
White-tailed deer in Stow.
White-tailed deer in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed a red-tailed hawk and white-tailed deer in Stow.

Backyard Birds in Stow

April 18, 2016

An eastern towhee, a pair of northern cardinals and a dark-eyed junco in Stow.
An eastern towhee, a pair of northern cardinals and a dark-eyed junco in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed an eastern towhee, a pair of northern cardinals and a dark-eyed junco in his back yard.

Wildlife in Marlborough

April 18, 2016

A blue jay at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern phoebe at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern phoebe at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A painted turtle at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A painted turtle 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 blue jay, an eastern phoebe, a house sparrow, a painted turtle, and a ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Mating Ospreys in Hopkinton

April 15, 2016

Ospreys in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ospreys in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
An osprey in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
An osprey in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these ospreys at their nest in Mass Audubon's Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary in Hopkinton.

Palm Warbler in Concord

April 15, 2016

A palm warbler at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Greg Dysart.
A palm warbler at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Greg Dysart.

Greg Dysart photographed this palm warbler at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.

Tree Swallow in Southborough

April 15, 2016

A tree swallow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Area in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tree swallow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Area in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tree swallow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Area in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tree swallow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Area in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tree swallow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Area in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tree swallow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Area in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tree swallow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Area in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tree swallow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Area in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this tree swallow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Area in Southborough.

Ruby crowned Kinglet in Wayland

April 14, 2016

A ruby crowned kinglet at Heard Farm Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A ruby crowned kinglet at Heard Farm Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A ruby crowned kinglet at Heard Farm Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A ruby crowned kinglet at Heard Farm Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.

Lisa Eggleston photographed this ruby crowned kinglet at Heard Farm Conservation Area in Wayland.

Great Blue Herons at Upper Mill Brook

April 13, 2016

Great blue herons at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Norman Levey.
Great blue herons at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Norman Levey.

Norman Levey photographed these great blue herons and recorded audio from the heron nest colony at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland. Also included in the audio are: Canada goose, wood duck, tree swallow, song sparrow, red-winged blackbird, and common grackle.

Mourning Dove in Southborough

April 13, 2016

A mourning dove in Southborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A mourning dove in Southborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed this mourning dove in Southborough.

Nature in Carlisle

April 13, 2016

A garter snake at Woodhaven Farm in Carlisle, photographed by Tom Fama.
A garter snake at Woodhaven Farm in Carlisle, photographed by Tom Fama.
Spotted salamander eggs at Woodhaven Farm in Carlisle, photographed by Tom Fama.
Spotted salamander eggs at Woodhaven Farm in Carlisle, photographed by Tom Fama.

Tom Fama photographed a garter snake and spotted salamander eggs during an SVT walk at Woodhaven Farm in Carlisle.

Great Blue Heron in Marlborough

April 11, 2016

A great blue heron at the Sudbury Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at the Sudbury Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at the Sudbury Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at the Sudbury Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at the Sudbury Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at the Sudbury Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this great blue heron at the Sudbury Reservoir in Marlborough.

Mallards in Marlborough

April 11, 2016

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.
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 mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough.