Two special birds were found on and around the Vineyard on Nov. 29. Anne Lemenager was walking around Farm Pond and what should appear but a sandhill...

red throated loon

I suppose that I should be writing about turkeys, but you have had your holiday meal, so I will just remind all of you that the turkeys on Martha’...

woodpecker

There are times when I receive a bird sighting from individuals that I morph into a person resembling a detective. I proceed to grill the bird-...

belted kingfisher bird

Belted kingfishers are found throughout North America; as a matter of fact they are considered one of the most widespread land birds in same. They...

Female rose breasted bird

The occurrence of a late hummingbird on the Vineyard is always exciting. Molly Cournoyer e-mailed that she spotted a hummingbird feeding on the...

Yellow Headed Black bird

Every birder has a nemesis bird, a bird so frustrating you might consider tearing your hair out. Allan Keith’s nemesis bird on Martha’s Vineyard...

blue grosbeak bird

Once a boy met girl. They bought a sailboat and used it to do marine mammal, bird and lizard research between Maine and the Lesser Antilles. They...

sandhill crane bird

What a weekend! A sandhill crane, western kingbird and Say’s phoebe are the three western species that were present this past weekend. It must be...

hudsonian godwits

We lucked out and had a beautiful day for Basil Welsh’s memorial service which was held at Abel’s Hill Cemetery. Basil loved birds and frequently...

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