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.
Spring migration is underway! This was expected, as we had a stretch of warm days with generally southern winds.
Keep your eyes glued to the sky for a glimpse of these species common to our shores.
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