Wild Hanson

All photos of these creatures were taken in the Town of Hanson. This is a work in process and comments will be added.
All photos by Rob MacDonald Hanson, MA rjmacdonald@gmail.com
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White Fringed Orchid
At Smith-Nawazelski. Listed on the Mass Wildlife NHESP on their Plant Watch List (WL). This list is an unofficial, non-regulatory list of plants of known or…
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Eastern Screech Owl in a my backyard bird box. We've had both grey and red phase Eastern Screech Owls over the years in this box.
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Eastern Screech Owl, Hanson, MA.
Thrush Nest
These were seen on a Town Of Hanson Conservation property. This was on the ground and may be a Thrush nest.
Great Crested Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher

A pair of Great Crested Flycatchers set up a nest in a cavity located in a Cherry Tree in our front yard.
Sandhill Crane Burrage Pond
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson.
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Sandhill Crane Burrage Pond

Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson MA
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Black-billed Cuckoo at Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson. Interesting to see both a yellow-billed and black-billed cuckoo in the same tree at the same time.
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus

Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus

Beaver at Burrage Pond

Beaver at Burrage Pond

Beaver at Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson MA.
Great Crested Flycather

Great Crested Flycather

Great Crested Flycatcher, Hanson MA
Coot at Burrage Pond

Coot at Burrage Pond

American Coot at Burrage Pond, Hanson MA
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Cedar Waxwing at Burrage Pond WMA.
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Sandhill Cranes at Burrage Pond.
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Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon

Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon

The Northern Water Snake is a non-venomous snake that can be brown, tan, or gray. This was along a road at Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson and they are commonly seen here.
Barred Owl in my Hanson backyard. I do live very close to water so this sighting would be inline with the Barred Owls typical habitat.

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

At Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson MA

Argiope (spider)

These garden spiders are not consider harmful and their venom is not poisonous to humans with their bite being similar to a bee sting.
Red Phase Screech Owl in Hanson backyard.
Backyard nesting box

Sanhill Cranes at Burrage Pond WMA

Buck in my Hanson backyard
Northern red-bellied cooter release at Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson. This "head started" turtles were tank raised and are now ready for release in the wild.
Northern red-bellied cooter release at Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson. This "head started" turtles were tank raised and are now ready for release in the wild.
Northern red-bellied cooter release at Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson. This "head started" turtles were tank raised and are now ready for release in the wild.

Northern red-bellied cooter (Pseudemys rubriventris pop.)

Northern red-bellied cooter release at Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson. This "head started" turtles were tank raised and are now ready for release in the wild.