The shorebird nesting season is long over and most of the nesting species are long gone to their more southern non-breeding season homes.

On Sept. 23, Jeff Bernier found a juvenile Hudsonian godwit.

For a number of weeks this column has detailed two completely unexpected species: one white pelican and two common ravens.

There were only two pairs of osprey nesting on Martha’s Vineyard in 1970. This year there were 89 breeding pairs.

I frequently take my bird tours to the headquarters of the State Forest. The sighting of two ravens on Sept. 2 tops the list.

A white pelican is totally unexpected. This is the fourth time that this species has been seen on Martha's Vineyard.