Baby Limpkins

I know this post will be more interesting to my birdwatching friends, but I hope others who love God’s creation will enjoy this, too.

I had the opportunity to take a morning walk along a lake shore today and was excited to see a limpkin family similar to what you see in this photo.  Two parents and five babies swam away from me to a reedy area for more protection.  The limpkin is rare, but you can see them regularly now along the north shore of Kissimmee’s Lake Tohopekaliga, or Lake Toho, as the natives call it.

No, I didn’t take the picture.  I didn’t have my camera with me, but a photographer on Flickr has 36 photos of Limpkin babies.  The photographer is Maureen Leong-Kee (mauricholas) who has many more photos of Florida birds.

Since our family blog is also available to help you find things to do in Florida, I include some posts for ecotourists and fellow birders.  If you’re planning a trip to the attractions, you may want to do some birding along Lake Toho.

I also saw marsh rabbits, coots, an immature white ibis, boat-tailed grackles, pied-billed grebes, common moorhens, anhingas, rock doves, and Muscovy ducks with their babies.

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