Far and away the most unusual species this week is the white-winged dove.
Antone Lima found the first snowy owl of the season on Cape Pogue on the morning of Nov. 18.
Waterfowl will be abundant on our ponds until April.
Two hundred or so fish crows are in downtown Vineyard Haven. They appear to be more abundant now than they were a week ago.
It is exciting to have November start off with a surprising find.
It is fun to see a species when and where you do not expect it, like a Wilson's snipe in Aquinnah.
Keep your eyes glued to the sky for a glimpse of these species common to our shores.
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