Tag Archives: birds of Massachusetts

Birds of Cape Ann: Mourning Doves and Why Birds Fluff When Cold

Pair of Mourning Doves in Pear Tree While writing this post and listening to recorded songs of Mourning Doves, I was immediately transported to my grandparent’s summer cottage on Cape Cod. Their home was sited on a bluff overlooking Cape Cod … Continue reading

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Exterminate All Swans by 2025

Female (left) and Male Mute Swans at Niles Pond The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s war on swans includes gassing, shooting, and oiling eggs on nests to prevent them from hatching. Their stated goal is to eliminate all … Continue reading

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Birds of Cape Ann: Great Egret vs. Great Egret

Great Egret (Ardea alba) On a gorgeous dawn this past season I filmed an epic battle between two, possibly three, Great Egrets at the Good Harbor Beach marsh. The battle lasted nearly ten minutes with the defending egret aggressively flying … Continue reading

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Birds of Cape Ann: Buffleheads

Next time you see a flock of ducks, look closely. You may be surprised by the range of  different species within the group. Although not always the case, but more often than not at this time of year, I see … Continue reading

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