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...

Carolina wren

It is not proper for birders, naturalists or any type of scientist to anthropomorphize: a 50-cent word that means giving a human personality to...

peregrine falcon

Gay Head or Aquinnah has the Vineyard birders enraptured watching the movement of large numbers of raptors in the last two weeks. To steal the...

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