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Limpkins are exotic wading birds that eat Apple Snails for the most part.  They have a very loud shriek so identifying these birds from their call is easy.  They do  sometimes get confused for the similar Least Bittern, and Rails.  Limpkins are rarely seen in The Villages where I live, but I sure saw quite a few on the St. John’s River near the Blue Springs State Park here in Florida on 2/14/19 during a river boat cruise from the state park.

I spotted a small flock of Limpkins mingling with a flock of White Ibis on the banks of the river in addition to many other Limpkins along the route, including a hen with chicks.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture!  Enjoy!

 

 

 

Comments on: "River Wildlife Pt. 3: Limpkins" (1)

  1. It’s great to see them! I have never seen one and only few photos of them. These are a treat!

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