indigo bunting

The Vineyard experienced a mini fallout last week. We are not talking nuclear, but bird! If there is a strong wind that comes from the southwest in...

Bank swallow bird

David Stanwood, musician extraordinaire, recently made two astute observations; a recording and research on fish crows. He noticed “a procession of...

oystercatchers

p>The bird sightings have been fast and furious. Spring is definitely on its way.

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...

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