61.3 F
Anna Maria Island, FL
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Christmas bird count results in

Red knot
There were no French hens, geese a-laying, swans a-swimming or partridges in pear trees, but local Audubon volunteers found plenty of birds in the 118th Christmas bird count on New Year’s Eve. Six birders found more than 800 birds of 51 species in the count,...


Postcards from The Sun


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