The occasion was the 25th annual St. Catherines Island Foundation Christmas Bird Count. Flip Harrington and I have participated in 10 of the 25....

three sparrows

Subspecies of birds are interesting. What is a subspecies, anyway? It is best to start with species, which is an individual that has common...

snowy owl

The time is quickly approaching for the annual Christmas Bird Count. The Vineyard’s CBC, as it is abbreviated, is slated for Jan. 2, 2012, rain or...

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...

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