Shearwater Show

This is the time of year for shearwaters. They are never common near us; generally we have to go offshore to see them.

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Not Abandoned

Great shearwaters nest on small islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean when it is summer down there.

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Down to Business

Who flipped the switch from migration to the breeding season?

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Transition Time

Birds that are migrating northward are still pouring through, especially warblers, flycatchers and shorebirds.

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Migratory Volume

About 321,500 birds migrated over Martha’s Vineyard on the night of May 21-22.

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First Landings

We have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the first ruby-throated hummingbirds.

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Share the Beach

There are signs on beaches where piping plovers, American oystercatchers and several species of terns usually nest.

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Nesting

The first tree swallows have returned.

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Spring Overshoots

If you think that our blue jays, cardinals, goldfinches and other feeder birds are colorful enough, help may be on the way.

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Northward Push

Once again, the west arm of the Lagoon Pond comes through.

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