WILD THINGS: SCUTES & SHITE-POKES AT THE BLUE HOLE

0
I was up at the Blue Hole on Big Pine the other day, standing on the platform, staring at the gator in the shallow water below, watching...

WILD THINGS: YOU’VE GOTTA HAVE STANDARDS

0
It’s not that my wife hates birdwatching. She just has very stringent standards for when she will go. The idea of walking around for hours, staring into bushes,...

WILD THINGS: COUNTING ON THE BIRD COUNT

0
The 121st Christmas Bird Count, Key West edition, started with Ellen Westbrook and three guys named Mark (Songer, Whiteside and me) standing at the foot of White...

WILD THINGS: VEXED BY A DUCK

0
I hate chasing birds. And I hate getting up early. And, closing out my third decade living in the Keys, I don’t much like the cold. So...

WILD THINGS: FLAMINGO SIGHTING IS FRESH OMEN FOR 2021

0
10:22 a.m. and the year was still pure. I had not seen a bird. I was in the living room, staring at my laptop, trying not to look...