wild turkey

Turkeys were in the news quite a bit this summer, and they have been in many stomachs recently. Flocks of live turkeys wander around in Tisbury, West...

gulls

The Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), inland waterway, or the Ditch, as it is also known, is an incredible piece of water. It offers the boater,...

November is the season for a suite of visitors I call the open-country birds. This is a diverse group of species connected not by taxonomy or...

bird

Can you believe it is November already? And it is dark at 5 p.m.? The latter certainly does not affect birds as it is unlikely that they know what...

bird

Feeding birds is a great way to draw birds close to your house, at least in theory. I add that last phrase because several observers have...

One of my favorite sights of the fall is about to occur. I have not yet heard reports of snow buntings, but they will be here soon. These buffy...

egrets

Everywhere I go, the post office, the grocery stores, exercise center I am asked the same question. When should I start feeding the birds? There...

Peregrine Falcon

Hooked-shaped wanderer is the exact translation of the Latin name for falco peregrinus, the peregrine falcon. The hook shape refers to the falcon...

wren

Last summer numerous greater shearwaters washed up on the South side of the Vineyard. A few of these birds were sent to Tufts Veterinary School for a...

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