Purple gallinules mating and a few other things

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Are these eagles ever gonna go back up north? I still see them hanging around. Maybe they stay here all year round.

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Limpkin flying in with a snack.

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An adult limpkin on the left with a juvenile. Looks like she’s going to feed him.

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My only glimpse of the baby red shoulder hawk. I got this when I first got to the nest. After a few seconds, he laid down on the nest and took a nap. There are two babies on the nest but I could only see one. We waiting around for a while for them to wake back up. I finally got hungry and left.

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A purple gallinule on the trail!  She was stretching out. All of a sudden she hunched over and just stayed there. I kept thinking “What is she doing?”

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All of a sudden another one walks up and climbs on top of her. I didn’t even see him hiding in the reeds.

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I guess we’ll have baby gallinules soon.

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Seconds later he climbed off and walked away. I hope she at least got a stick. Spoonbills bring their mates a stick after they mate to start the nest.

An early morning Saturday hike around Circle B Bar Reserve. I was hoping to see the bobolinks, fulvous whistling ducks and baby turkeys while I was there. No luck on the last two but I did see 100’s of bobolinks fly by quickly in a flash across the trail.

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14 thoughts on “Purple gallinules mating and a few other things

  1. I always love your endless supply of bird pictures … many of which I will never see in reality so it is truly a treat. The babies, of course, are the favorite, just as all babies are … but the others are wonderful too. Keep up the good work, Dina …

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  2. Great shots. The PG looks a lot like out Purple Swamp Hens – both are gallinules – but ours does not have the blue top to the beak. I tried to get some shots of our species this weekend – but they did not want to play!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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