When I was out at Lettuce Lake Park in June, the water levels were really low. The limpkins were feeding right along the boardwalk. I caught this one bringing in a snail right in front of me.
That’s when I realized the other 3 limpkins were juveniles of the adult with the snail. They looked like almost grown limpkins but were still making that wheezing “I want to be fed” baby noise and they were just a little bit smaller than Mom. One of them ran over to Mom and was trying to help her dig out the snail.
That baby got a big chunk of yummy snail.
I watched for a while as Mom brought up several snails.
The other baby was looking around picking up anything that looked like a snail but wasn’t. The third one was trying to take a nap. They were so close that I was glad I had brought my zoom lens this morning.
The LImpkin is one of my favorite Florida birds. It is neat seeing them feed on the snails, the young Limpkins along side of the adult, great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend.
Lovely series! Snails must be easy to catch. The big juveniles made me smile.
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How neat! We haven’t seen one in awhile but don’t they have the craziest sound? Great photos!
What a really terrific series, Dina!
My only question: where do they hide the garlic butter?
Yay Mom, if the baby can dug up it’s own breakfast maybe you won’t have to work so hard now! (Lovely series Dina …can’t wait till I can see limpkins and apple snails again!)