Monday, August 17, 2015

Limpkin alert on Palm Island !

 
My son Bill Jr. who is visiting from Salt Lake City recently photographed (8.8.15) this limpkin at the pond just inside the Palm Island Resort gate.  I have never seen one of these on Palm or Don Pedro Islands.
 
They are uncommon but typically found around inland marshy fresh water habitats, such as the Celery Fields or Myakka River State Park,  where they primarily feed on apple snails and sometimes fresh water clams.
So keep your eyes open for this rare visitor to the islands.
 
Bill Dunson

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