― The Professor and I have been hanging out down in Anna Maria the last several days.Nothing but sunshine, shells and sand.And (a lot) some wine. ∙ We are totally avoiding all shopping malls and city traffic.Not our kind of crowd. ∙ We much prefer keeping company with these oystercatchers each evening.Although ... I'm not sure they are keen on our company.Do you think one of them is giving us the 'bird'?? ∙ : : : ∙ If you get a chance, stop by Springman's World Bird [...].