Cliff swallow. Lanny McDowell

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

May brings a flurry of avian activity, with the arrival of colorful songbirds and distinctive shorebirds. Birders keep a close eye on feeders and trees as migrating favorites like ruby-throated hummingbirds, Baltimore orioles, catbirds and indigo buntings return for the season. Black skimmers and least terns return to Vineyard shores.

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