Grosbeaks

Beetlebung Corner is really the center of Chilmark. The library, the school, the community center, the town hall, two banks, a restaurant, a general...

bird

Somehow, birds that should not be here sometimes are here. According to the books these birds should be found far away. Then one shows up. The...

Siskin

The bird sightings for the Island are confirming the prediction that there will be many winter finches flying south this fall/winter. Allan Keith...

Eek, what do I call this winter visitor — black chipping bird, white-bill, slate-colored snowbird, eastern junco, slate-colored junco or dark-...

Finch

Once upon a time a small finch known as a linnet lived in the United States west of the Rocky Mountains. There were a group of sleazy pet dealers...

grackles

The Vineyard’s woodlands are beginning to undergo that fall change. The oaks are slowly turning a yellow-brown and dropping their leaves. The...

Bobolink

Grin, sharpie, modo, rump, red nut, limey and bobo — what kind of gibberish is that? No, it is not baby talk or profanity, but nicknames that...

Terns

The Vineyard’s familiar terns have left and headed south. The smallest, the least tern, is the first to go in early September. The common and...

black-throated gray warbler

“I’m seeing a weird warbler, it looks kind of like a chickadee” said Flip Harrington. That was the beginning of an exciting morning at the Gay...

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