The best birds of the week are the two glossy ibis spotted on May 2 by Buddy Vanderhoop at Lobsterville Beach.
What sort of madness prompts a bird to fly thousands of miles every year between the tropics and temperate habitats?
Four different sightings of barred owls within one week is totally unexpected.
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.
Keep your eyes glued to the sky for a glimpse of these species common to our shores.
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