Most birds are on their breeding grounds now and are busy raising their next generation.

Migration is winding down and our summer residents are at the peak of their nesting season. There is still plenty of action in the birding world.

The final tally for this year’s Felix Neck bird-a-thon is 127 species, which seems about typical for this event.

The Felix Neck bird-a-thon started at 6 p.m. Friday and continued for the next 24 hours.

The best birds of the week are the two glossy ibis spotted on May 2 by Buddy Vanderhoop at Lobsterville Beach.

yellow warbler

What sort of madness prompts a bird to fly thousands of miles every year between the tropics and temperate habitats?