Published On: Wed, Nov 12th, 2014

BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-SOME FAVORITES:  PART 1

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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

 

Two years ago I wrote my weekly column for The Yucatan Times. This year I changed to twice a month. For the next two columns, I’ll share a few favorites that illustrate beauty and behavior from an “artist’s palette” atop a dead tree in the mist to the abstract flight of a parrot. Enjoy my visions of feathered diversity.

American Flamingo scanned print of captive bird

American Flamingo scanned print of captive bird

Artist's Palette Turquoise-browed Motmot

Artist’s Palette Turquoise-browed Motmot

Dancing Reddish Egret

Dancing Reddish Egret

Great Kiskadee profile

Great Kiskadee profile

Male Golden-fronted Woodpecker flies away from nest while female waits to feed young

Male Golden-fronted Woodpecker flies away from nest while female waits to feed young

Ruddy Ground Dove displays against aggravating Social Flycatcher

Ruddy Ground Dove displays against aggravating Social Flycatcher

Stuffed toy-like Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Stuffed toy-like Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

SUN GLOWS (Purple Gallinule)

SUN GLOWS (Purple Gallinule)

Watermarks (Wilson's Phalarope female)

Watermarks (Wilson’s Phalarope female)

White-fronted Parrot male

White-fronted Parrot male

Winged Blur

Winged Blur

Now go out to nature and create your own, either with your mind’s eye or with a camera.

 

 

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  1. Melissa Curley says:

    yes…wow is the only word!
    how sensual the AMERICAN FLAMINGO; how sweet RUDDY GROUND DOVE and SOCIAL FLYCATCHER, and i could imagine a blown up
    SUN GLOWS on one of my walls. still- i couldn’t choose a
    favourite…each one is a masterpiece.
    how grand nature is and how blessed those who notice.
    thank you so much Cherie for sharing your genius with us.

  2. Hugo Lizama says:

    So artistic!!!! No words equal your wonderful job!!!

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