A recurring theme this week is that cold weather, wind, snow and ice make birds show up in some unexpected places and do unexpected things.

The annual Christmas Bird Count was held on Jan. 3. This year’s 94 participants, 65 in the field and 29 watching their feeders, found more birds than...

A longtime friend of mine loves to say, “It’s all about the food.” This time of year and these icy conditions make this literally true for virtually...

In this snowy and cold weather, birds may really depend on your feeders for their survival; the food they get from your feeder may be that little...

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) does not make it into the bird news column too often! He is obviously well known as an artist. He is not so well known...

This past week has produced five other species that were not seen on the Christmas Bird Count: American kestrel, redpoll, bald eagle, redhead and...

Probably the best bird of the week is Dick Jennings’s observation of a common yellowthroat at his Tisbury feeder on Jan. 6; it was hunkered down...

The Christmas Bird Count was a lackluster event this year. All the teams had to work hard to find birds. The total seen presently is 121 different...

The strong onshore winds around Christmas raised havoc with one of my favorite pelagic species, the dovekie. This little squirt, only eight inches...

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