By Peter Vankevich
The Ocracoke Christmas Bird Count will be Tuesday, Dec. 30. If you can identify and count birds on the island and report them to us, please do. Looking especially for House Finches and other birds at feeders and those big Eurasian Collared-doves that are all over the village. Send your reports to info@ocracokeobsever@.com. This is a Peregrine Falcon perched on the water tower this afternoon. We have a vegetarian chili/key lime social at Peter Vankevich’s house starting at 6 p.m. Let us know if you would like to attend (202) 468-2871 for more details.