Published On: Mon, Apr 7th, 2014

BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-DIVERSIFY: RECENT PHOTOS

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Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired”, zoologist, wildlife photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 53 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her column, published on the 7th and 21st of each month features anecdotes about birding in Merida, Yucatan and beyond. Contact: all4birdies@gmail.com  All rights reserved, © Cherie Pittillo

DIVERSIFY

Long bills, short bills

Probe, snatch, slurp, crunch

Loud mouth, quiet mouths

Sing, squawk, shriek, call

Tall legs, short legs

Preen, scratch, perch, balance

Rapid wings, slow wings

Swoop, whiz, glide, sally

Bright colors, drab colors

Camouflage, iridescent, attract, warn

All nourish, defend, court, escape

Survive

Glimpse of throat of Mangrove Warbler, Sisal

Glimpse of throat of Mangrove Warbler, Sisal

 

Yellow-headed Parrot,my backyard

Yellow-headed Parrot,my backyard

Northern Parula, a four inch migratory warbler

Northern Parula, a four inch migratory warbler

 

Greater Yellowlegs, Sisal

Greater Yellowlegs, Sisal

Great Kiskadee, Parque Hundido, Eco Park

Great Kiskadee, Parque Hundido, Eco Park

Cinnamon Hummingbird, Aqua Park

Cinnamon Hummingbird, Aqua Park

Cinnamon Hummingbird, Sisal

Cinnamon Hummingbird, Sisal

Wood Stork nest and chicks, near San Felipe

Wood Stork nest and chicks, near San Felipe

Green Heron in tree, Aqua Park

Green Heron in tree, Aqua Park

Green Jay, my backyard

Green Jay, my backyard

Red-lored Parrot, Ken and Erin Scott's backyard view

Red-lored Parrot, Ken and Erin Scott’s backyard view

White-fronted Parrot pair, Ken and Erin Scott's backyard view

White-fronted Parrot pair, Ken and Erin Scott’s backyard view

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