A barred owl was last seen on Martha’s Vineyard on Nov. 8, 1948, almost 68 years ago. But now a fourth barred owl has been confirmed.
Fish crows and great egrets probably breed on Martha’s Vineyard, although solid evidence of these activities is lacking.
Although the weather this past week has seemed somewhat winter-like, it is already mid-April and birds are starting to nest.
Have you ever wondered how we know how many breeding pairs of osprey are on Martha’s Vineyard?
How did the American woodcock’s weird courtship flight get started?
This week’s new arrivals are eastern phoebes and a piping plover. Both species showed up on March 18.
Keep your eyes glued to the sky for a glimpse of these species common to our shores.
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