black tern

The beach is the place to be. July’s hot weather this summer beckons people to a place to jump into the ocean, sound or pond to cool off. Now...

merlin

It all started with a message on the bird hot line which I received on July 2. A Chappaquiddick summer resident called to say that she had a pair...

shearwater

It is very weird for this Island girl to spend a week at 8,000 feet and walk in snow in June. Last week I attended the American Birding...

bunting

Indigo buntings must be the deepest and brightest blue of all the birds we are likely to see on the Island. A close-up view of a male in good...

bird

Visions of wide open spaces are what one thinks of when they hear the name prairie warbler. Unfortunately, this lovely yellowish warbler has not...

egret

“Susan, I have what I swear is a peacock hanging precariously onto my niger (thistle seed) feeder. Earlier the same bird was enjoying cooling off...

bird

Misidentification of a bird species is always embarrassing, but when it is one made on a group of birds very difficult to separate, it is not...

red knots

The time has come to write my annual piece on what to do with young critters, either feathered or furry, that you come across. Last weekend Prudy...

plover

My thanks go out to all the birders and feeder observers that either went out into the field or watched their feeders last weekend and reported...

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