Spring bird migration is at its peak. On the Weekly Bird Report, Nantucket ornithologist Vern Laux says that singing Carolina wrens, pine warblers, and ospreys can be seen throughout the Cape and Islands.
The weather this past week made it hard for not only recently returned ospreys, but all early arriving birds. In the Weekly Bird Report, Vern Laux observes that American oystercatchers have been hard pressed by the weather and probably wish they had remained on the Gulf Coast or in the Carolinas for another week or two. Nonetheless, these incredibly marked large shorebirds have been arriving by the dozens on Cape and Island beaches.