Frozen water

Thawing and freezing repeatedly is what the winter months are all about at this latitude. For waterfowl, frozen water, or ice, creates all sorts of problems. Freshwater freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Freshwater also expands when it changes from a liquid to a solid. Any homeowner with burst pipes can attest to this. Saltwater on […]

Survival Skills

The first week of the new decade featured the 50th Martha’s Vineyard Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which due to fabulous weather (not) was postponed until the last day of the count period, January 5, 2010. Because this was written before the results are in the count will be discussed in a future column. If other […]