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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.

Some ideas of things to share: animals, birds, flowers, trees, a cool rock, a tree shape, a strange fungus; a change you noticed from one visit to the next or over a period of time; snippets of overheard conversation about the Sanctuary; kids’ reactions. Write up something you find curious or awesome. Ask questions about something you saw or heard, or anything that HPS make you wonder about.

Things that cannot be posted:  “Sightings” is meant to share our appreciation of Hall’s Pond Sanctuary nature: flora, fauna and landscape. We cannot post photos of people, even if their faces aren’t visible, and even if it’s a selfie. There are too many thorny issues arising from internet postings. Also, please no photos of political campaign items.

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173 Sightings

  • Fred Bouchard

    Hall’s Pond & Amory Woods, Norfolk, Massachusetts, US
    Feb 26, 2021 7:40 AM – 8:00 AM
    Checklist Comments: Sunny, 28F. Three dog walkers, two joggers, three body-building women.

    Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 13 parading along Amory St., shepherded along by puffed-up Tom
    Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
    Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 1
    Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 3
    American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 14 mobbing and/or socializing in big spruce @ ivy street school
    Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 3
    Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 2 one loud singer over frozen pond; #2 echoing from uplands
    American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 3

    View this checklist online at

    • Date(s): 2/27/2021
  • Fred Bouchard

    Hello, Hallsponders! Recent e-Bird reports from the sanctuary include: Carolina Wrens (perhaps nesting again?), Hermit Thrush, Juncos, White-throated Sparrows, Downy and Redbellied Woodpeckers. Check the pines for possible return of Barred Owl and Screech Owl.

    • Date(s): 2/2/2021