One never knows where ideas for the next week's Bird News column will come from.

To my recollection, the family that once owned the land underneath the new Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury gave that property to the town.

Have you heard what sounds like somebody sharpening a saw by hand?

The Townsend's solitaire now on the Vineyard is a vagrant that has a home somewhere in the western third of the country.

The northward migration has started with the arrival of a few red-winged blackbirds and grackles.

We used to have to wait until late February, or even early March, to find birds that are making their way northward.