Summer Shushes Songbirds
Robert A. Culbert
All of a sudden, after only a week of hot summer weather, the volume of bird song is greatly diminished.
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The Yard Birds
Robert A. Culbert

Both birds were observed in their yards, which is a good reminder to keep an eye on the birds near your house.

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Yellow-Headed Blackbird Singing
Robert A. Culbert
A female yellow-headed blackbird showed up at Karen Osler’s feeder on the morning of June 22 and was not seen after that morning.
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Migration Muddles
Robert A. Culbert
Migration in the spring is a race northward to their breeding grounds.
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Snowy Owls in Springtime
Robert A. Culbert

Do you remember when snowy owls were rare winter visitors?

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Great Egret Nesting Colonies
Robert A. Culbert

Great egrets seem to be spread across the Vineyard, as they can regularly be found feeding in shallow water and salt marshes across the Island.

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Brown Pelican Visits the Vineyard
Robert A. Culbert
At least one brown pelican was spotted on May 28. Maybe more than one is present.
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Migration Melody
Robert A. Culbert
On May 20, I visited the Pumping Station and migratory birds were plentiful.
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Felix Neck Bird-A-Thon Reveals Absent Songbirds
Robert A. Culbert

We found 114 species during the annual Felix Neck Bird-a-thon, which was held over a 24-hour period.

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Spring Songbirds Make Way for Sandhill Crane
Robert A. Culbert

From late April to mid-May we expect brightly colored songbirds to predominate the sightings.

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