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A hardy band of birders braved chilly temperatures and gusty winds for the Vineyard’s 57th annual Christmas Bird Count.

Last February the talk was of the lack of red-breasted mergansers. The plight of the mighty mergansers wore on you.

There will be a pretty scene in the western sky after sunset Sunday. The moon, Venus and Mars appear fairly close together.

I am the queen of leftovers. I just polished off the rest of Christmas dinner.

The bird of the week is Lanny McDowell’s sighting of what appears to be a northern goshawk — a species seldom observed here.

Traditions from all over the world and all through history help us start the New Year on the right foot.