Charlotte at ‘Prairie Birder’ blog as a ‘Feathers on Friday’ challenge. This week, I would like to introduce you to yet another new visitor to my backyard, Mr. Limpkin, who I read has a predilection for snails. In that case, I’m sure he’s very welcome in anyone’s garden. I spotted him snooping around in next door’s jungle.
Apparently these mostly solitary birds had been hunted almost to extinction in Florida by the beginning of 20th century, but with legal protection have made quite a comeback.
I’ve seen one over at the new house too, and the neighbors say that it wakes them up early in the morning, as it wails like the ‘Banshee’ of Irish legends. Just check it out below.
Wishing you all a very happy weekend. I’ll be packing boxes and transferring clothes over to the other house. I’ve suddenly come to the realization that the big move is really happening. Wish me luck.