waxwing

Hippie, beatnik, bohemian are all words that have been used to describe someone who is different than the norm. Other definitions of the adjective...

heron

We climbed off the plane wearing turtlenecks, fleece jackets and hats and were hit by blue skies, sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. We were in...

chukar

I guess I will call him lonesome George for want of something better. Last year Gus Ben David got a call from someone at the Martha’s Vineyard...

snowy owl

Chappaquiddick has a powerful and stunning visitor from the North. Olsen Houghton and Joel Graves were between the Cape Pogue Gut and Cape Pogue...

birds

It is fun to catch up on what has been seen on Island while we were away. I think this is the first time in years a rare bird didn’t show up while...

turkeys

I woke up in that daze created by flying for 10 hours and waking up in an unfamiliar bed. “Leaping lemurs — did you hear that, Flip?” “Yes,...

grosbeak

This week’s most exciting sightings are Sally Anderson’s reports of pine siskins on Nov. 4 and 8 and common redpolls observed in Aquinnah on Nov....

Regrettably, a very brief summary will suffice for birds brought here by ex-hurricane Noel, which massaged the Vineyard with 60 mile-per-hour...

hummingbird

A few weeks ago in this column I wrote that other than by contributing photos, I had not ever reported an unusual bird sighting to the...

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