Bobolink Beginning and Glossy Ibis
Robert A. Culbert
Dick Jennings and Antone Lima found a juvenile glossy ibis in a salt marsh on Cape Pogue on August 11.
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Solving Shorebird Riddles
Robert A. Culbert
Shorebirds are generally considered to be one of the more difficult species to identify.
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Songbirds and Shorebirds of August
Robert A. Culbert
Songbirds are on the move. Some of the movement is fairly conspicuous, as with starlings.
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Herons Great and Small
Robert A. Culbert
An adult little blue heron was spotted on July 19 in Sengekontacket Pond.
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Norton Point Reopens to Oversand Traffic
Sara Brown

Norton Point has reopened to over-sand vehicle traffic after several weeks of closures during peak shorebird rearing season.

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Black Terns Are on the Move
Robert A. Culbert
It is July, and black terns are on the move.
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Southbound Shorebirds
Robert A. Culbert
Shorebirds are migrating to the Vineyard just like many people.
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Nesting Bank Swallows
Robert A. Culbert
The bird of the week is some sort of strange bunting common in Edgartown over the July Fourth weekend.
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Herons, Egrets, and Secretive Virginia Rails
Robert A. Culbert

Virginia rails are secretive birds of the marshes. They are heard more than they are seen.

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Beach Closures to Over-Sand Vehicles Begin
Sara Brown

Oversand vehicle access will be restricted on the barrier beaches that rim Chappaquiddick and Edgartown over the next few weeks to protect piping plover and least tern chicks.

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