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Archive for March 9, 2019

2019—Limping Along

Limpkins (Aramus Guarauna) are wading birds that live in swamps and marshes in Florida and Central and South America.  According to my Funk & Wagnall’s, their English name is because of their jerky gait, almost a limp.  I didn’t really notice that when I saw them for the first time in Florida.  What fascinated me was that they were skulking through the marshy water in Orlando Wetlands Park searching for snails and other mollusks to eat.  In the second photograph, the Limpkin reacts after eating the snail and dropping the shell back into the water.  The empty shell sets at its feet in the lower right of the frame

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