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Please share your reports of interesting happenings at Hall’s Pond Sanctuary and enjoy reading others’ posts. Click on any photo to enlarge it.

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133 Sightings

  • Fred Bouchard

    6/3/19, 4pm: On uplands trail, fresh butterflies: Question Mark and Red Admiral.
    On pond, 5 muddy Red-eared Slider turtles and unidentified dragonflies.

    • Date(s): 6/3/2019
  • Fred Bouchard

    Hall’s Pond & Amory Woods, Norfolk, Massachusetts, US
    Jun 3, 2019 3:55 PM – 4:55 PM
    Traveling 1.2 kilometers; no avoiding rap boom-boxes and construction drilling.
    Comments: Clear, 67F, strong n/w winds. Warm-up to annual meeting.
    14 species (+1 other taxa)

    Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 15 (two pair + 11 chicks)
    Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 1
    Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
    Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) 1
    Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
    woodpecker sp. (Picidae sp.) 1
    Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) 1 small, pale, eye-ring, wing bars, brief look above amory woods boardwalk.
    Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 1
    American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 18
    Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 2
    European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 1
    Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 1
    Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 13
    Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 3
    House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 4
    View this checklist online at

    • Date(s): 6/3/2019