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

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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By Alex On Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
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Family Court Notice

Family Court of the State of Delaware, United States, notice of family court action: Respondent, unknown male. Petitioner, Jamie Maucher. On 4 October, 2018 at 2:00 o’clock at the Family Court of the State of Delaware More...

By Alex On Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
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Rare white lion cub twins were born at the Altiplano Zoo in Tlaxcala, Mexico

On Thursday July 19, two white lion cubs born in March were presented to the general public for the first time at a zoo in Tlaxcala, Mexico. The cubs, which were born at the Altiplano Zoo in Tlaxcala, which is More...

By Alex On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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The Aztecs will take over Germany

The Linden Museum of the German city of Stuttgart, one of the most important ethnological museums in Europe, will showcase a complete and detailed cultural display of the Aztec civilization, an outstanding exhibition More...

By Alex On Friday, July 13th, 2018
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Freaky Friday the 13th superstitions from around the globe

On the subject of luck, it is not Friday the 13th that is considered an unlucky day in Mexico but Tuesday the 13th (martes trece), unlike the U.S, and Canada where Friday 13th is the “bad luck” More...

By Alex On Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
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New MID CityBeat website launches with Mexican pop star Aleks Syntek video interview

The Yucatan Time’s columnist Stephanie Carmon has just launched her new website www.midcitybeat.com which is a place to go to find out what is happening in Merida and who is making it happen. Here you will More...

By Alex On Monday, July 2nd, 2018
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – WONDERING ABOUT WANDERING: BROWN BOOBY

BROWN BOOBY, Sula leucogaster, Bobo Café (Spanish) Brown Booby juvenile “NOT ALL OF THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings With my camera gear safely stored in a dry sack, I rode More...

By Alex On Friday, June 29th, 2018
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The Simpsons predicted that Mexico could make it to the World Cup finals

The Simpsons cartoon TV show has made one too many omens that have come true. Being the most impressive the episode on which they predicted that Donald Trump would become president of the United States of America. More...

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

It is of public knowledge, Donald Trump’s obsession with being Time’s ‘Person of the Year’. On Friday, November 25 2017 Trump proclaimed that he would probably be Time’s “Person More...

By Alex On Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – HEAD DRESSES (WADING BIRDS PLUS ONE)

Spring somewhat lingers in the air as this breeding season ends at a wading bird rookery. Breeding plumage varies on the head from baldness to a few sprouts to a full fluffy tiara for our finer feathered friends. More...