I heard there were limpkin babies at Circle B Bar Reserve but wasn’t counting on seeing them. They could have been anywhere in that huge place. For once, I got lucky. They were just off one of the main trails. I probably wouldn’t have seen them but I was watching a hawk sitting in tree nearby and he was looking down on the ground. I’m thinking “What is he staring at?” when I noticed a pile of fuzzballs sleeping in the reeds. At first I didn’t see any parents and thought “Oh no, breakfast for a hawk.” but a few minutes later both parents showed up with food and stayed with the 5 babies after that. The hawk eventually flew away. If he has swooped down toward the babies, I would have had to make a decision whether to jump into the swamp (knee-deep with alligators and snakes around) to save them or watch sadly from the safety of the raised trail. Luckily I didn’t have to decide, this time anyway.
Linking to Saturday’s Critters
Wow! Very lovely pictures!
AWWW, the limpkin babies are so cute. Adorable photos. I am glad the hawk did not get them. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!
What cuties! So excited when we get to shoot what we really didn’t expect to capture.
Great pictures. The young ones look so very cute.
Those little wings – so adorable! Great captures of feeding time!
Beautiful pictures! Love your blog! X
you snapshots caught a of of action from little critters there
So sweet. That has to be one of the hardest parts of being a true nature photographer (as you are), when you have to make a decision like that; glad you didn’t have to this time.