WILD THINGS: DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE WITH AGED COCKATOOS & ALBATROSSES

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I went down a weird internet rabbit hole the other day, trying to ascertain whether a certain Australian cockatoo was dead or alive. The sulphur-crested cockatoo in...

MARK HEDDEN – KEY WEST’S LEGENDARY BIRD EXPERT & BULL FIGHTER

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This week Britt Myers sat down with the legendary Mark Hedden. Mark is a photographer, writer, and semi-professional birdwatcher. He has lived in Key West for more...

WILD THINGS: A FIELD GUIDE TO FIELD GUIDES

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Birdwatching, at its core, is pretty simple. All you really need are a pair of binoculars and a field guide. As with any enthusiasm, there are plenty...

TURKEY VULTURES: NATURE’S NECESSARY FREAK SHOW

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The highway was jammed, though not, as Springsteen said, with broken heroes on a last chance power drive. Mostly it was dump trucks, RVs and rental Mustangs...

WILD THINGS: BACKYARD DOVE DRAMA

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You couldn’t tell Tony Soprano just by looking at him. You had to wait until he started acting like a jerk. Usually this involved him running headfirst...

WILD THINGS: LOITERING WITH INTENT, 7 MINUTES AT A TIME

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The sky above the parking lot at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden was an empty arena of blue, rimmed by tall trees. The tallest...

WILD THINGS: MORE TALES OF THE GRAY-TAILED TATTLER

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It’s both a truism and a cliche that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. For instance, when...

WILD THINGS: A MISGUIDED HAWK

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It is an odd thing, sitting around, waiting for a bird to poop, but that’s exactly what I was doing, and what I had been doing for...

WILD THINGS: ON TATTLERS & KARMIC STANCES

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I’ve done stupider things, but driving north on U.S. 1 on Fantasy Fest Friday to chase a bird, when I knew I was just going to have...

WILD THINGS: ASK THE BIRD GEEK

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What happened to the parrots that used to fly around Old Town and eat mangoes? — Banyan Tree Amy I’m not sure when you moved here, but when...