On Dec. 11 the first ever Christmas Bird Count for kids was held at Long Point Wildlife Refuge.

Any hummingbird in November or December is newsworthy.

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.