I may have to change the name of this column to the raptor report. Great excitement on Chappaquiddick, first the Fowle family observed four...

bird

Laura Campbell of Rainbow Farm asked with concern about her barn swallows. For years they have had numerous pairs of barn swallows nesting in...

heron

An update is the first order of business. The pair of merlins that were seen on Chappaquiddick in late June and early July has caused quite a stir...

Ospreys

There are three people that I consider osprey men: Rob Bierregaard, Gus Ben David and Tim Baird. On Tuesday night, Rob gave a talk about ospreys....

Capt. Flip Harrington took a crew of six of us offshore in his M/V Dovekie on July 18. At one point we were 60 miles offshore, yet the bird life was...

black tern

The beach is the place to be. July’s hot weather this summer beckons people to a place to jump into the ocean, sound or pond to cool off. Now...

merlin

It all started with a message on the bird hot line which I received on July 2. A Chappaquiddick summer resident called to say that she had a pair...

shearwater

It is very weird for this Island girl to spend a week at 8,000 feet and walk in snow in June. Last week I attended the American Birding...

bunting

Indigo buntings must be the deepest and brightest blue of all the birds we are likely to see on the Island. A close-up view of a male in good...

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