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 Lyons-Cutler in Sudbury

February 10, 2016

A snowy great blue heron rookery, at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury.
A snowy great blue heron rookery, at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury.
American black ducks, Canada geese and mallards at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury.
American black ducks, Canada geese and mallards at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury.

Norman Levey photographed American black ducks, Canada geese and mallards under the great blue heron rookery at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury.

House Sparrow in Sudbury

February 8, 2016

A house sparrow in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
A house sparrow in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.

Sue Feldberg photographed this house sparrow during a snow storm in Sudbury.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

February 5, 2016

An American goldfinch in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
American goldfinches in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
American goldfinches in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee 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 dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker 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 red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed American goldfinches, a black-capped chickadee, a dark-eyed junco, a downy woodpecker, a mourning dove, and a red-bellied woodpecker at his feeder in Framingham.

Feeder Birds in Harvard

February 5, 2016

Birds at a feeder in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
Birds at a feeder in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal at a feeder in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal at a feeder in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal at a feeder in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal at a feeder in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed dark-eyed juncos, a hairy woodpecker, northern cardinals and a tufted titmouse at her Harvard feeders.

Feeder birds in Marlborough

February 5, 2016

Ginny Hutchison recorded this video of black-capped chickadees and tufted titmice at her feeder in Marlborough.

Eastern Bluebirds in Sudbury

February 4, 2016

An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.

Sue Feldberg photographed eastern bluebirds near her Sudbury home.

Bald Eagle in Marlborough

February 3, 2016

A bald eagle at Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A bald eagle at Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.

Ginny Hutchison photographed this bald eagle on Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough.

Backyard Wildlife in Sudbury

February 1, 2016

An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
An eastern bluebird after a bath in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
An eastern bluebird after a bath in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A white-tailed deer in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A white-tailed deer in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.

Lisa Eggleston photographed eastern bluebirds and a white-tailed deer near her Sudbury home.

Dandelion in Wayland

February 1, 2016

A dandelion at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A dandelion at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.

Lisa Eggleston photographed this dandelion at Heard Farm in Wayland.

Mallard in Marlborough

January 29, 2016

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 this mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Backyard Birds in Sudbury

January 25, 2016

Eastern bluebirds in Sudbury, photographed by Amy Hansen.
Eastern bluebirds in Sudbury, photographed by Amy Hansen.
A pileated woodpecker in Sudbury, photographed by Amy Hansen.
A pileated woodpecker in Sudbury, photographed by Amy Hansen.

Amy Hansen photographed eastern bluebirds and a pileated woodpecker near her home in Sudbury.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

January 25, 2016

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.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed mallards and mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Coyote in Maynard

January 24, 2016

A coyote in Maynard.
A coyote in Maynard.
A coyote in Maynard.
A coyote in Maynard.

Gail from Maynard photographed this coyote near her home.

Turkeys in Sudbury

January 24, 2016

Turkeys in a Sudbury back yard, photographed by Peg Espinola.
Turkeys in a Sudbury back yard, photographed by Peg Espinola.

Peg Espinola recorded this video of turkeys scuffling to determine a mating hierarchy in her Sudbury back yard.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

January 23, 2016

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 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 dark-eyed junco, a house sparrow, a northern cardinal and a red-bellied woodpecker in her Framingham back yard.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

January 22, 2016

A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee 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 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.
A white-throated sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-throated sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker 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 black-capped chickadee, dark-eyed junco, tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch, white-throated sparrow, downy woodpecker and red-bellied woodpecker in his Framingham back yard.

Pine Warbler in Lincoln

January 22, 2016

A pine warbler in Lincoln, photographed by Mark Levinson.
A pine warbler in Lincoln, photographed by Mark Levinson.
A pine warbler in Lincoln, photographed by Mark Levinson.
A pine warbler in Lincoln, photographed by Mark Levinson.

Mark Levinson photographed this pine warbler in his Lincoln back yard.

Backyard Birds in Harvard

January 20, 2016

American goldfinches in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
American goldfinches in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A dark-eyed junco in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A dark-eyed junco in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed American goldfinches, a dark-eyed junco and a northern cardinal in her Harvard back yard.

Backyard Birds in Maynard

January 20, 2016

An eastern bluebird in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
An eastern bluebird in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
An eastern bluebird in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
An eastern bluebird in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A northern flicker in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A northern flicker in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A northern flicker in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A northern flicker in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A northern flicker and red-bellied woodpecker in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A northern flicker and red-bellied woodpecker in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.

Gail Sartori photographed an eastern bluebird, a northern flicker and a red-bellied woodpecker from her Maynard home.

Fisher in Westford

January 18, 2016

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

Moon over Lincoln

January 18, 2016

The moon over Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
The moon over Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed the moon over Lincoln.

Turkey in Sudbury

January 18, 2016

A turkey in Sudbury, photographed by Peg Espinola.
A turkey in Sudbury, photographed by Peg Espinola.

Peg Espinola photographed this turkey from her home in Sudbury.

White-tailed Deer in Stow

January 18, 2016

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

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

Backyard Wildlife in Stow

January 15, 2016

A black-furred gray squirrel in Stow.
A black-furred gray squirrel in Stow.
Northern cardinals in Stow.
Northern cardinals in Stow.
A white-throated sparrow in Stow.
A white-throated sparrow in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed a black gray squirrel, northern cardinals, and a white-throated sparrow in Stow.

Northern Cardinal in Boylston

January 15, 2016

A northern cardinal in Boylston, photographed by Betsy Taylor-Kennedy.
A northern cardinal in Boylston, photographed by Betsy Taylor-Kennedy.

Betsy Taylor-Kennedy photographed this northern cardinal near her Boylston home.