Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Limpkin

Hello,

Happy Tuesday!
The Limpkin is a Florida breeder, it can be found from northern Argentina to Florida. The Limpkin's diet consists mainly of apple snails.

I have seen the Limpkins all around Florida, I can hear them while I am inside my house. That is how loud they sound, like an alarm going off.





In Florida, these birds do not seem to fear people. We have walked by them, while they stood on the trail or next to the trail.




The Limpkin makes some unusual sounds, some sounding down right awful.




I hope you enjoyed my photos and post. Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

50 comments:

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of this very special bird. I´ve never seen them before. So beautiful !
Best regards, Synnöve

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful Limpkin! It looks wonderful to be in Florida right now. Here it's freezing cold at det moment.

Happy Tuesday, and enjoy your week!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias e gostei do video.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar || Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa || Livros-Autografados

J said...

I have never heard of this delightful creature and was curious to hear its call. My dog, curled up at my feet, lifted her head and perked her ears at the sound! If limpkins live here, I think I'd have a hard time getting her to come inside!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

I love the images and video .. Congratulations and greetings

Florence said...

What an interesting bird! I don't think I've ever seen one. Another good reason for a trip to Florida! Hope you have a wonderful day.

Jedidja said...

Hoi,

I love this photos. Never seen this birds so it is very special for me. Thanks for sharing, Eileen!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

They are cook critters to watch

Tom said...

...yet again a bird that I don't know!

Sandra said...

during mating season they are even louder than the video. my friends condo was thinking of hiring a hit man for Limpkins last year when they were mating. they do make a racket

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Good morning neighbor! Well, we went a long time before we saw one of these. They really blend in to their environment. But they do have quite a squawk! Wonderful photos! Enjoy your day. Hugs, Diane

Cloudia said...

Another wonderful bird and post, E! We are both so lucky to live with nature.

Marco Luijken said...

Hey Eileen!!
Vwery wonderful pictures of this beautiful bird. So special to see this one.
Your first shot is really great. Nice movie.

Sweet greetings,
Marco

Debbie said...

oooooh goodness they are loud, they sure are sounding an alarm. they are a pretty bird - i love any bird that will stand still, allow photographs and not fly off. seems there are a lot of those types of birds there in florida!!! thanks eileen, i enjoyed this!!!

Giga said...

The bird is very nice, and issued the voice did not scare me. Regards.

Mary Hone said...

What an interesting bird, I love the feather colors and pattern.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos and video, the Limpkin is amazing, Eileen! I have never seen this bird before! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you are having a superb week! :)

Christine said...

I love your photos of the limpkin Eileen, but my does it make an ear splitting racket!
Thanks for sharing and hope you have a lovely day without too much rucus from limpkins!

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely captures and enjoyed the video

hula-la said...

Very cool shot, Eileen. And that sound...wow! Thanks for sharing. Always love to see your bird shots. Aloha!

Linda W. said...

Cool bird, I like his long beak!

The Yum List said...

Thanks for the introduction to the Limpkin! Now I need to find out what an apple snail is - a snail that eat apples I'm guessing?

Sue (this n that) said...

Great shots Eileen, I've discovered another bird now! Ha ha, that call could certainly get a bit tiresome, but that's the same with our White Cockatoos - you learn to live with them eh!
Thanks for your lovely post, cheers :D)

RedPat said...

These are great pics of this cool bird, Eileen!

Country Gal said...

Lovely birds they are . Great post and photos . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

happyone said...

I've not seen a Limpkin before. You certainly got some great pictures it him.
Thanks for posting the video of his voice.

Martin Kloess said...

Once again you brought us some beautiful delights

Diane said...

Wow, what marvelous photos, thanks for sharing them Eileen.

Hugs Diane

mick said...

Great photos of an interesting bird. From that video it has a really horrible noise! So many of the birds around my place are very noisy and I am glad I don't have that one as well.

Amy Franks said...

Very cool bird, reminds me of our NZ shag..

baili said...

i saw this lovely creature first time ,thank you for sharing this wonderful bird dear friend !
Have a happy week ahead!

Anu said...

Interesting bird. Great photos and video. Thank you, Eileen.

jandi said...

morning Eileen! fantastic images- as always! have a beautiful week!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Oh, your Limpkins sure are unique birdie♡♡♡ And they sure sounds loud :-) Well, I DO wish to see more varieties of birds and also don't have fear for people(♡^.^♡)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Noushka said...

hello,
Nice limpkin photos!
They are gorgeous,
Happy Wednesday :)

ann said...

Now that is a rare bird! There must be an abundance of apple snails to keep a population alive. Impressive photos.

Karen said...

What a neat looking bird!

Missy George said...

Love the first picture..I'm not familiar with Apple snails..guess I should Google it.. Enjoy this sunny day..

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That first one, the close up portrait is EXCEPTIONAL Eileen.

Suzanne Prickett said...

Those are good pictures of the Limpkin-guess you were right, they don't fear people too much. They look fairly large, and, do sound like a sick alarm going off! But, I don't know what Apple snails are. Will have to look that up! Have a splendid day, Eileen!

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Limpkin, your shots are beautiful.

Rambling Woods said...

This is a new bird to me and thank you for the video.... Michelle

Denise inVA said...

Loved your photos and video Eileen. I have never seen one of these birds before. Thank you for sharing.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

The Limpkin is a handsome fellow, Eileen! They have a funny call - like a creaky door! I hope you have a good week. xx Karen

Rose said...

Oh, Eileen, that first shot is absolutely fabulous. There is just something about it.

Sussi said...

handsome bird!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love these birds -- I remember that when we saw our first ones here (this is our 9th Florida season) I couldn't find their picture to ID them.... somebody on Wild Birds are Us helped me out. Birders -- real and virtual -- are so helpful. (

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Wow, I am almost as fond of the Limpkins as I am of the Wood Storks and woodpeckers! They are neat birds. I usually cannot find any around here in The Villages but I have spotted one at one park here a long time ago. They are rare here. Have a great Friday!

Ana Freire said...

Beautiful images of this kind of bird!...
I love all the photos!
Kisses
Ana

indah nuria Savitri said...

you got all those beautiful kinds of critters there, Eileen..

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