Mark Hedden

Mark Hedden is a photographer, writer, and semi-professional birdwatcher. He has lived in Key West for more than 25 years and may no longer be employable in the real world. He is also executive director of the Florida Keys Audubon Society.

WILD THINGS: WAYWARD PIRATES FROM FOREIGN LANDS

I guess I’ve seen flycatchers that you could call swashbuckling. The gray kingbirds that will be returning over the next few weeks to stake...

WILD THINGS: THERE AREN’T ENOUGH WORDS FOR BLUE

Indigo buntings don’t have a particularly distinctive shape. They’re round little things about the height and weight of a pack of cigarettes with a...

WILD THINGS: TURKEY VULTURES AND THE SWEET SPOT FOR STINK

The turkey vulture swooped low over the moat at Fort Zach, and I raised my camera because I knew it was going to shoot...

WILD THINGS: A CATEGORY 5 MEGA-RARITY

I’d just watched three or four videos about how to properly tape drop handlebars on a bicycle, which apparently gets really tricky around the...

WILD THINGS: HAWKS & CHICKENS, PREDATORS & PREY

It is difficult, as a birder, to think about chickens – or at least to know how to think about chickens properly. Is there...

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