April goes out with a bang. The northward migration is in full swing.

An eagerly anticipated arrival is that of the great crested flycatcher. Susan Shea is the first to spot one this year.

Completely unexpected is a sighting of a black-necked stilt on April 8. It is a vagrant on the Atlantic Coast.

The bird of the week is a prothonotary warbler, first spotted by Maria Thibodeau at Sheriff’s Meadow Sanctuary on April 8.

I wrote last week that the flood gates had opened, signaled by the arrival of multiple osprey, greater yellowlegs, piping plovers and double-crested...

Here they come! We have numerous documented osprey sightings.