Limpkin explosion!

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Is he smiling? It looks like he’s smiling.

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Limpkin road block on the trail.

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Fuzzy face up close.

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This one was posing in the yellow flowers.

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Another one was creeping around.

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Was the little one hiding under big brother?

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“Where did Mom and Dad go?”

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Another limpkin traffic jam on Marsh Rabbit Run trail. This is one of the big families that had babies late in the summer. The babies were almost the size of the parents but they were still making that baby wheezing noise. Two of them decided to take nap in the middle of the trail. Never mind there were people waiting to get by. They finally headed down into the marsh.

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More limpkins on Alligator Alley trail.

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So many limpkins everywhere at Circle B Bar Reserve. There have been so many babies born here in the last couple of summers. I saw three families on this walk in late December, from the fuzzies above to almost grown up. They are growing up being close to people.  The apple snails, which they eat, are pretty abundant at the park. If the limpkins over populate, will the snails start to disappear? If that happens, will the limpkins move on to other lakes? The constant loud cry of the limpkins can be heard all over the park. It gets on your nerves after a while, especially if you are trying to hear that warbler you thought you heard. It was probably a palm warbler anyway.

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11 thoughts on “Limpkin explosion!

  1. Fabulous limpkin photos Dina — I should probably stop reading your blog until I get my pix from Circle B posted, because yours are so much better I might lose my nerve to post (but I won’t stop because I love coming here!). We’d only seen this bird once before a couple of years ago here at Lake Trafford — I couldn’t even find it to identify. So this was our first time to see them and know what they were immediately. I was happy.

  2. Beautiful photos! The babies are just gorgeous. I love the name and inspiration of your blog – so many people don’t think they can see wildlife in cities – how wrong they are! Great post – Happy New Year.

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