The Limpkin have Landed! — 14 Comments

  1. Living in Los Angeles I look forward so much to your posts. I was born and grew up in New Orleans but we spent our summers visiting the ‘country’ aunts and uncles. I love your writing and save every post to read again. Thank you!

    • Thank you, Dottie. I’m not sure you’ve ever left a comment before but thank you so much for reading my blog and for your kind words. I’m really really glad you enjoy it!

  2. I passed there this morning. Saw about a dozen cars stopped there and people were taking pictures. Some had out of state license plates. Thanks for informing us about what was going on.

    • Yep, these two birds have caused quite a stir, and I’m not surprised about out of town license plates because in order to see them you would have to drive to Florida. More and more birds are being attracted to that area all of a sudden to I guess because of the apple snails. Today some members of the Terrebone bird club I think spotted 40 different species of birds in that one location, including white pelicans and a bald eagle. Such a wide variation! So I’m glad I was able to clear all this up for you!

  3. Not being a “birder”, I’ve never heard of this species of bird. I’ll take your word that is a male and female. Do they mate for life like a few other species do? I could Google the answer, but I’m giving you a chance to educate us. Lol!

    • I think the video has been fixed. And nothing read about them mentioned that they mate for life but I could’ve overlooked it. So try to video again and if it still doesn’t work please let me know

  4. Glad you got to see them while they were still around. I did find them in the photo. Took a bit but, that could be the fact that I’m half blind according to my hubby. 🙂

    • Let’s don’t blame it on half blindness!! They were very hard to spot even in real life. Stopped by there again yesterday and there were scads of folks with spotting scopes, big binoculars, and biz lenses ready to go but the limpkin had hidden themselves in a bunch of reeds. I guess they’re getting a little tired of all the attention. I’m really curious to know if they will stay here and breed. Now, that would be something if they make this unnatural migration here and decide to stay. Plus, Mardi Gras parades are in full swing, although they only come within about a mile or so of this location. Maybe they like all the revelry, and have decided to embrace the culture!

  5. I did…I did see the puddy cat. Or the birds! Getting rid of the abundance of invasive apple snails. How exciting! Mother Nature is a wonder. Thank you for educating and entertaining us with your story and great photos once again Cuz.

    • Thank you for reading, Cuz! Sadly, there are way more apple snails than this couple could put a dent in during a lifetime. We need more, more, more things to eat them up!

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