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Limpking in flight 3-20110925 | by Kenneth Cole Schneider
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Limpking in flight 3-20110925

It started out as a pretty dull birding morning at Chapel Trail Nature Preserve near our Florida home. There had been plenty of rain, and flood water had diluted out the fish so that the long-legged waders were no longer concentrated there. We got out late and it was oppressively hot and muggy. The resident crane greeted us at the parking lot, but otherwise it seemed that the paraglider overhead and the bugs and flowers around us were more interesting. Then, the head of a Limpkin appeared above the marsh vegetation. The bird flew up and passed directly in front of us on the way to a roost in the small island. Visit

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Taken on September 25, 2011