Robert A. Culbert

Whale Watch

Yes, I am writing about whales that were not seen from the Island!

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Unexpected Finds

Only two olive-sided flycatchers have been seen in the spring according to the website e-bird’s records. Now we have a third spring sighting, as Jenna Albaugh and Sky Kardell photographed one at Wasque Reservation on June 2.

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Exciting Discovery

It’s about time. I got an email from Wayne Smith with an attached photograph of a hawk at the nest containing three chicks. Finally, with that photo, the red-shouldered hawk becomes the newest species known to nest on the Island.

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Insectivores

Spring is well underway, when many insectivores (birds that eat insects) arrive. And have they ever arrived.

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May Migration

Can you believe it is already May? Last month flew by, what with all the bird sightings, and the peak migration is yet to come. Get out your ears and binoculars. You will need them.

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Unexpected Sightings

Birders love migration! Birds are arriving that we have not seen since last year.

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Species Tally

In March 83 species were reported in this column, and in the first quarter of the year 121 species were reported.

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Split Species

Just about everyone knows a Canada goose by sight. Or so we think.

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Osprey Arrival

Ospreys are one of the eagerly anticipated spring sightings.

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Northward Migration

Signs of an early spring are heating up. Maybe the groundhog's prediction of an early spring will prove correct!

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