Limpkin Nest

May 18, 2019 - During my last visit to Lake Morton in mid-April, I came across a Limpkin nest.... Although I've photographed tiny Limpkin babies before, this was the first time I'd encountered a family at the nest.... Limpkin babies remind me a lot of Sandhill Crane colts (except Limpkins are brown, of course).... Read more


Small Things to Make You Smile (Lake Morton)

August 6, 2014 -  Mindful of Rich's dislike of Limpkins (ever since I saw one eating a baby turtle at Circle B), I glanced around to see if my little turtles were safe....  Sure enough, a Limpkin stood nearby, eying my little buddies as an easy breakfast....  The Limpkin had to go find an…... Read more


More from Lake Morton

September 21, 2013 -  Besides the juvenile swans, there was a family of baby Limpkins, as well as the regular "menagerie" of ducks and geese.... I found a family of baby Limpkins hidden in the grasses....  They were the smallest Limpkin babies I've ever seen, and Mom wasn't letting them go far!... Read more

Seven Baby Limpkins at Lake Morton!

April 22, 2013 - I had read about baby Limpkins at Lake Morton, and when I was walking around the lake on Saturday morning, I kept my eyes and ears open....  I counted one, two, three, maybe four baby Limpkins in the bushes....  The Limpkins didn't seem to mind the "outsiders" coming close to…... Read more


It’s About Time!

November 10, 2012 - I've been trying to make good images of Limpkins in flight over at least the last year....  There are certainly enough Limpkins at the Circle B Bar Reserve that you would think this would be easy....  Except the silly Limpkins are very fond of giving me butt shots.... Read more

Cloudy Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 16, 2011 - We did not see the baby Limpkins on the Wading Bird Way trail today.... Limpkin Ballet I will post more pictures throughout the week.... Bird Species List (33 total): American Coot, American Kestrel, Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher (heard), Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Boat-tailed Grackle, Common Gallinule,…... Read more


Birds Grow up So Quickly!

September 24, 2011 - We had our first photo walk at the Circle B Bar Reserve this morning.  It was a small group, but we had a nice walk.  We saw our first-of-fall Common Yellowthroats, and I'm pretty sure I heard several other warblers, but the mosquitoes were thick and we didn't linger to…... Read more



September 20, 2011 - Lots of people at the Circle B Bar Reserve this weekend commented that the famous baby Limpkins look a lot like baby Sandhill Cranes.  They do!  The colors are different, but the size, beak size, and general shapes of the babies are quite similar.  I hunted up some Sandhill colt…... Read more

Mothers and Babies at the Circle B Bar Reserve

May 8, 2011 - Black-Bellied Whistling Duck I spotted the baby Limpkins near "The Bend."  Except they have lost their fuzzy down and now look like miniature versions of their parents.  They were learning how to eat apple snails today as we watched...... Mother and Baby Limpkin We made our way back out…... Read more

Lions and Bitterns and Rails, Oh My! Circle B Bar Reserve Never Disappoints

January 23, 2011 - American White Pelican The Limpkins were active all morning, finding their apple snails and then fighting over them.... One Limpkin can't find a snail without attracting the attention of other Limpkins, who all approach the lucky bird with an eye to steal his breakfast.... Limpkin with Apple Snail As Jim…... Read more

Another Great Sunrise at the Circle B Bar Reserve

January 9, 2011 - Roseate Spoonbill Limpkins continue to cover the marsh around Wading Bird Way.  The birders are reporting record number of Limpkins this year.  They are easy to photograph with apple snails.  I'm enjoying the extended reach of The Beast!... Limpkin with apple snail A small flock of Green-Winged Teals was feeding…... Read more

Where are all the birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve?

November 22, 2010 - A Limpkin posed on one of the buoys.... Limpkin Another Pied-Billed Grebe, this one not surrounded by coots, posed as the water rippled around him: Pied-Billed Grebe Back on Marsh Rabbit Run, a dead tree by the Black-Bellied Whistling Duck hangout was covered in whistlers.... Plane Species list: Anhinga, American…... Read more


Windy Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

November 7, 2010 - This Limpkin posed for us: Limpkin We did not see the Cuckoo or the otters in Al's favorite spot.... Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, American Crow, Bald Eagle, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Cardinal, Common Moorhen, Common Yellowthroat, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Phoebe, House Wren, Glossy Ibis, Gray Catbird, Great Blue…... Read more

Quiet Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

September 11, 2010 - We saw at least five Limpkins today.... Species list: Anhinga, Bald Eagle (heard), Barred Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Cardinal, Carolina Wren (heard), Caspian Tern, Common Moorhen, Double-Crested Cormorant, Downy Woodpecker, Glossy Ibis, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Limpkin, Little Blue Heron, Northern Parula,…... Read more

Migrants Making their Way to Circle B

August 28, 2010 - Common Moorhen mother and baby Wading Bird Way was dominated today by the Limpkins, most of them feasting on apple snails.  There were empty snail shells all the way along the path.  Usually the Limpkins are fairly skittish, but today they were too intent on hunting for their breakfasts to…... Read more

Limpkins feasting on apple snails

February 7, 2010 - I sat very patiently watching this limpkin fish for his breakfast.  I wanted to catch him with the entire apple snail (including shell) in his mouth.  After a while of standing there watching him stand there looking, he finally reached down, grabbed a snail, and snap!... Limpkin eating Apple Snail…... Read more