bird

The Bird Line (508-696-7577) would often languish unattended were it not for Happy Spongberg, who always keeps an alert eye open in the productive...

bird

There is a Sphyrapicus varius on a holly tree in Luanne Johnson’s North Tisbury yard. No this is not a disease, but a yellow-bellied sapsucker....

Toms

Announcing that there are no wild turkeys on Martha’s Vineyard is akin to breaking the news that there is no Santa Claus. But that is the truth...

sandpiper

The sighting of short-eared owls at both Wasque and Katama in the last two weeks is exciting. This owl used to breed on the Vineyard in the 1980s but...

Wow, how time flies! Once again it is time to start planning for the 50th annual Christmas Bird Count, which will be held on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010.

wren.

There is an idiom we are all familiar with: eating crow. I was curious as to the derivation of such an unusual phrase. Wikipedia suggests the exact...

nuthatch

Wow, I can’t remember such a colorful fall. The bright birds may have gone south, but the vegetation is filling in for the missing hues. The riot...

Goose

Fall storms can raise havoc in harbors as well as on land. The winds of these tempests can bring back birds that have tried to migrate south....

FINCH

It is the changing of the guard so to speak. The double-crested cormorants are joining up in long skeins and moving south. The greater cormorants...

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