Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Limpkin Reflection


A small creek that drains into Lake Parker provided Chad & I some outstanding reflection shots. Many birds were feeding in its calm waters including this Limpkin. The Limpkin is a goose sized wading bird. It spent most of its time with its head underwater searching for food.

Many of the birds we observed at Lake Parker will be arriving in Pennsylvania in the coming weeks but some, like this Limpkin, will never venture north.

11 comments:

photowannabe said...

Love the mirror image Salty. I never heard of a Limpkin before. Its so great to learn about different things and creatures in diffirent parts of our world.

Old Wom Tigley said...

A great reflection for sure Salty..
I have never heard of or seen one of these before... a quick trip to google and I read all about this strange bird... I also got to hear its cry... http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/audio/Limpkin.html

I do like seeing and finding out about new stuff like this.

Catherine said...

Oh wow! What a reflection! What a capture!! Also loved the taking off post...I have enjoyed catching up on all of your beautiful post's!
Hope you are having a great week!
Cat

Shionge said...

Oh Wow! It's like a mirrow ;) Luv it ... love all the 'treasures' in America :D

ASH's Eye said...

I'm really enjoying all the bird shots. Florida must be a birder's paradise. Hope the nasty flu bug leaves you alone!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

I've never heard of a limpkin before! What a fun-looking bird!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

I have a good shot very similar to this. Very nice.

Perfect timing for your commentary...

Kerri said...

This is what I LOVE about blogging....you can LEARN so much! I had never heard of a Limpkin before...until now. He is a cutie....LOVE that Beak! And you've captured a wonderful reflection. LOVE it!

Meggie said...

Like many of your comments, I've never heard of a limpkin either. Have to now do my research to learn more. Thanks for the inspiration, Salty. Lovely mirror shot!

Misty Dawn said...

This is an absolutely fantastic photo! The reflection is just as clear as the bird! Beautiful!

imac said...

Reflection to Perfection, Salty