Peak Breeding Season for Birds
Robert A. Culbert

Birds are territorial during the breeding season and do not move around much.

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Nesting Season Is Underway
Robert A. Culbert

June has made it to our shores, even though the cool wet weather seems more suitable for April or May.

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Now the Shorebirds Arrive
Robert A. Culbert
Migrating shorebirds have been scarce so far this month; we have observed relatively few.
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Return of the Roseate Terns, Cattle Egret Sighting
Robert A. Culbert

Allan Keith found a cattle egret in the fields at the Grey Barn on May 20.

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Glossy Ibis and Other Arrivals
Robert A. Culbert

A glossy ibis was spotted by Richard Price on May 12, as it foraged in the salt marsh along Sengekontacket Pond.

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Headwind Blues; Bird Migration Slows
Robert A. Culbert
Last week’s column was too good to continue.
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Songbirds to Shorebirds, a Flurry of Spring Arrivals
Robert A. Culbert

April goes out with a bang. The northward migration is in full swing.

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Great-Crested Flycatchers and other Early Birds
Robert A. Culbert

An eagerly anticipated arrival is that of the great crested flycatcher. Susan Shea is the first to spot one this year.

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Black-necked Stilt Makes Rare Appearance on Martha's Vineyard
Robert A. Culbert

Completely unexpected is a sighting of a black-necked stilt on April 8. It is a vagrant on the Atlantic Coast.

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Spring Arrives, Bright Yellow with Wings
Robert A. Culbert
The bird of the week is a prothonotary warbler, first spotted by Maria Thibodeau at Sheriff’s Meadow Sanctuary on April 8.
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