Early Osprey Gets the Fish
Robert A. Culbert

Birding is exciting, as Lanny McDowell discussed in last week’s column.

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Bluebirds and Birding Gifts
Lanny McDowell
A lot of what birding is about does not need to be put into words. But here we are.
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Egrets, Osprey, and Other Early Migrants
Robert A. Culbert
An osprey — possibly everyone’s favorite species along with snowy owls — was heard calling over Major’s Cove.
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Great Horned Owls and Early Signs of Spring
Robert A. Culbert
Perhaps the most traditional harbinger of spring is when we first see robins.
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Snowy Owl Protocol
Suzan Bellincampi

Snowy owls need no introduction. They are one of the few birds that can entice a non-birder to go birding.

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Unexpected Indigo Bunting
Robert A. Culbert
Feeder reports can be very exciting. Watching them can lead you to exciting finds.
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Christmas Bird Count Anecdotes
Robert A. Culbert

The 58th annual Martha’s Vineyard Christmas Bird Count was held on Friday, Dec. 29.

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Christmas Bird Count Tallies Species
Vivian Ewing

One immature bald eagle, five snowy owls, 22 great blue herons and a thick-billed murre. This was just part of the tally for the annual Christmas Bird Count.

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Yellow-Throated Warbler
Robert A. Culbert
Yellow-throated warblers are one of the few warblers that looks colorful and distinctive throughout the year, hence it is relatively easy to identify.
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Freshwater Ponds Are Abundant Resource for Hardy Birds of Winter
Lanny McDowell

You might think that a freshwater pond on Martha’s Vineyard in winter would be a habitat unlikely to attract birds, but the opposite is true.

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