I was all set to write about the osprey population on the Vineyard but realized that shorebird migration was in full swing.
On June 24 a Facebook report claimed several Atlantic puffins were flying into Menemsha Pond up the channel.
A recent survey of the major breeding grounds of waterfowl predicts record numbers of ducks will be migrating south in the fall.
There are several species nesting on the Vineyard whose abundance has not been documented this year.
By all accounts the breeding season is in full swing. The shorebirds that nest on our beaches and marshes are escorting their chicks around.
The populations of nine of the 10 species of warblers that breed on the Island are declining.
Keep your eyes glued to the sky for a glimpse of these species common to our shores.
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