Julie Ford

Julie Ford is Hopkinton's resident "birder in-chief" and a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator. You can follow Julie on HopNews and her Facebook page.

Dispatch from Julie: Red-tailed Hawk Dies by Gunshot

A young Red-tailed Hawk died of an apparent gunshot wound.

The beautiful Red-bellied woodpecker

A beautiful Red-bellied Woodpecker!
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Ring-billed Gulls on the pond

Noticed these Ring-billed Gulls on a local pond a few days ago….and wondered…why does...

Dispatch from Julie: Layers of Blues

Winter would be very boring without these guys around. We have a mutually beneficial...

Dispatch from Julie: Barred Owl Blends In

I almost didn't notice her, she blended in SO well with the oak! Amazing!...

An Intriguing Northern Cardinal

Julie Ford shares another stunning picture with HopNews readers.

Dispatch from Julie: A rare sighting of an Eastern Coyote

When I take a walk with my camera, I never look for anything in...

A River Otter makes a nice catch

A river otter got a Golden Shiner for his Trick or Treat on Monday!...

Barred Owl Rescued from Roadside

Everyone loves owls, right? Luckily for this Barred Owl, a local woman found her...

Red Shouldered Hawk seen in Hopkinton

Longtime contributor Julie Ford captured this stunning image of a red shouldered hawk perching...

Northern Flicker in-flight

Northern (yellow-shafted) Flicker cruising by, and boy did I get lucky! 😄 Interesting, most...

A Great Blue Heron

Our resident ornithologists and regular HopNews contributor Julie Ford snapped this photo of a...

Dispatch from Julie: A beautiful egret

One of the most beautiful birds I have ever laid eyes on, the Great...

Dispatch from Julie: Red-winged Blackbirds

A red-winged blackbird and her insistent offspring. The juvenile was loudly screeching at her...

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College Corner: Deferred? Denied? It’s Not Your Student, I Promise

More students than ever are being deferred or denied from the school of their choice. Here's why, and what you can do about it.

Hillers send Panthers Packing, earn Playoff Berth

On February 3, Hopkinton defeated the Holliston Panthers and earned a playoff spot.

Town responds to downed tree on School Street

Town Manager Norman Khumalo, Police Chief Joseph Bennett, and Fire Chief William Miller report...

Firefighter Thomas “Tippy” Spinks passes at 73

Hopkinton Fire Department veteran Thomas "Tip" Spinks passes at 73.