Limpkin, Orlando Wetlands Park, Chirstmas Florida

We did not find a Limpkin at Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera Florida on our Sunday field trip there for the Space Coast Birding and Nature Festival, so on the way back from the the airport on Monday, I took a detour to Orlando Wetlands Park, where many people had seen them that week. I got my first, and only, Limpkin walking right along the road less than a quarter mile into the Birding Loop. Such a strange, ancient looking bird…and so specialized. They only eat snails, Apple Snails by preference (and tradition) but they are, I am told, becoming accustomed to an invasive snail introduced to Florida waters several years ago. Sony RX10iv at 600mm. Program mode. 1/400th @ ISO 100 @ f4. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.


  1. Reply
    Gerrit Haagsma February 19, 2018

    Miss Limpkin?

    • Reply
      lightshedder February 19, 2018

      No way of knowing. Maybe Limpkins can tell, but I can’t.

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