BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – THINK PINK: ROSEATE SPOONBILL, PART 1 of 2

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Roseate Spoonbill, Platatea ajaja, Espátula Rosada (Spanish)   “Look at those pink flamingos!” “Where?” “Over there by the mangroves.” Roseate Spoonbills feeding in shallow water “Actually those 2.5-3 ft tall wading birds aren’t flamingos, they’re  Roseate Spoonbills. Their color provides many common names including, Pink, Pinky, More...

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The Aztecs will take over Germany

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Freaky Friday the 13th superstitions from around the globe

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By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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TIME Magazine Powerful Cover: Welcome to America

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Why be Loco?

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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – HEAD DRESSES (WADING BIRDS PLUS ONE)

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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OPINION: One nation, four presidential candidates and a world of uncertainty

Why on earth would one run for office if the chances of victory are slim to none? There are several reasons one might run for office despite near-certain defeat. For one thing, running for office is a way to promote More...

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Royal Wedding Tie in

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The Devil Didn’t Wear Prada

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