Tag archive for ‘Cherie Pitillo’
By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, April 4th, 2021
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND: SILHOUETTES

“To be truly iconic, you need to be able to be recognized in a silhouette.” Slash from Guns and Roses Wood Stork bird watching at sunset Xcambo area “We pack the physical outline of the creature More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, March 7th, 2021
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – HANKY PANKY IN THE GRASS: RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD

Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus, Tordo Sargento (Spanish), Chuleeb (Mayan) Red-winged Blackbird perches high with feathers the color of inky dye He sings all day until nigh Hoping More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, February 1st, 2021
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – MET-FLICKS AND CHILL: FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWL PAIR PAIR

BRUTALITY OR CONJUGALITY Glaucidium brasilianum, Tecolote Bajeño o Viejita (Spanish), To’aka xnuk (Mayan) This tribute to February, the Valentine month of love, was inspired by an incredible event in nature More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – IF DOROTHY IN THE WIZARD OF OZ WERE A BIRD, SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN A WILSON’S PHALAROPE

Wilson’s Phalarope, Phalaropus tricolor, Falaropo Pico Largo (Spanish) Wilson’s Phalarope female If Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz were a bird, she would have been a Wilson’s Phalarope. First, she More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – TEN UNCOMMON FEATURES YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE ANHINGA

Red eyes of Anhinga 1. Red Eyes  The Anhinga’s red eyes help it see shapes better underwater. Like many birds, a third eyelid, the nictitating membrane, protects the eye, cleans the surface cornea, and More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – DRINKING WATER

Green Jay sips water but will lift head up to swallow it Simple. Or so it seemed. That’s what I thought. I looked up one thing and found another. I’m utterly astounded and lost in wonder. My More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – PUNCTURED PELICAN POUCHES: AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, PART 1 OF 2

American White Pelican with blue tilapia (fish) AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, Pelicans erythrorhynchos, Pelicano Blanco Americano(Spanish), Sak p’onto’ (Mayan) Every time I see American White Pelicans I am More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, November 4th, 2019
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – THANKS GIVINGS FOR NATURE’S GIFTS IN THE YUCATAN AND PANAMA, PART 1 of 2

Every November my monthly column features birds and their roles in nature in appreciation for support of humans from serving as pollinators to scavengers. For 2019, photos illustrate birds and other wildlife in More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – MY JAGUAR JOURNEY, PART 2 OF 3

Jaguar, Panthera onca, El Jaguar (Spanish), Balam (Mayan), Onça (Brazilian Portuguese)   ROILING IN RIVER   Cat swims silently near shoreline Caiman coming toward cat Two bounding leaps ATTACK!   Jaguar More...