Saffron Toucanet

Flip Harrington and I always plan an escape from March madness and find a good birding area to visit. This year we were glad not to be on-Island...

yellow-bellied sapsucker

Black-capped chickadees are singing frequently now, and it is a welcome sound of spring. Their song is a clearly whistled feee-beee. Chickadee song...

ring-necked ducks

By now, anyone who has listened to a weather report in the last couple of weeks knows that since December this has been one of the warmest winters on...

green-winged teal

The Winter That Wasn’t is merging into a spring whose nature has yet to be revealed and birds, accordingly, are in motion. Most notably, common...

Grackles

Crow blackbirds have arrived on Island. They run and hop around the yard and fields holding their head and keel-shaped tails high. In the right light...

Red-necked  Grebe

The birding community was saddened to hear of the death of Julian Robinson. His photographs, poems and love of sharing them with young and old alike...

Dancing downy woodpeckers

There has been a good deal of talk about crows recently, so I thought I would put my oar in. There probably have been fish crows on the Island for...

map vineyard cape robert aldrin

Approximately 1,500 crows roost at the land bank’s Tradewinds Preserve off County Road in Oak Bluffs. This roost was noted this winter as a result of...

red winged blackbird

Adam deBettencourt sent us this e-mail while we were attending the festival in Florida: “I have observed what appears to be a conjunctivitis...

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