Young Peregrine Falcon Stakes Out Lunch at Big Bridge
Lanny McDowell
Young predators face daunting odds against making it through their first winter. A smart young peregrine falcon is hanging out at the Big Bridge.
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Caucus of Crows
Robert A. Culbert
Crows are supposedly year-round residents in most of their range, but we have crows that migrate to Martha’s Vineyard for the winter.
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When Migrating Birds Linger
Robert A. Culbert
Most of the spotted sandpipers are now well south of the Vineyard, as their migration peaks in August and September.
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Seasonal Arrivals
Robert A. Culbert
We saw these species last winter or last spring, so they are not new sightings for the year.
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Hummingbird Identification
Robert A. Culbert
If you think sandpipers and sparrows are difficult to identify, you have not tried hummingbirds.
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Nelson's Sparrow Makes Appearance
Robert A. Culbert
Nelson’s sparrows are one of the smallest and most secretive sparrows.
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Shorebird Nesting Success
Robert A. Culbert
The shorebird nesting season is long over and most of the nesting species are long gone to their more southern non-breeding season homes.
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Where to Find Migrating Songbirds
Robert A. Culbert
For a number of weeks this column has detailed two completely unexpected species: one white pelican and two common ravens.
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Osprey Success and New Fall Birds
Robert A. Culbert
There were only two pairs of osprey nesting on Martha’s Vineyard in 1970. This year there were 89 breeding pairs.
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Common Raven and Other Uncommon Bird Sightings
Robert A. Culbert
I frequently take my bird tours to the headquarters of the State Forest. The sighting of two ravens on Sept. 2 tops the list.
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