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

Ruddy Ground Dove displays against aggravating Social Flycatcher

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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