Bird Day #8

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Urban Limpkin – Blanchard Park – April 2015

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More Limpkin – Blanchard Park – April 2015

“Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.”  – Henry David Thoureau

Early morning bonus, I was able to follow this limpkin around for a bit. Love seeing birds like this in a suburban environment.

Quote found at https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/morning

Wednesday is Bird Day

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Limpkin – Mullet Lake Park – January 2015

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American Bittern – Orlando Wetlands Park 2015

“Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings” – Salvador Dali

First picture is a limpkin. A bird I confused with the American Bittern which is the second pic. When I am out and about picture taking the limpkin is the most asked for bird. People stop me and ask about sightings frequently. I’m guessing that Central Florida is a known habitat for this bird.

The second is the American Bittern, one of my favorites. This bird has just come off his natural posture, which is beak in the air pretending to be a reed among the many.

Previous post with misidentified limpkin https://picturethisbyfrank.com/2015/01/20/young-ibis/ . Scroll all the way down, the first pic is indeed an ibis.

Quote seen at http://thinkexist.com/quotation/intelligence_without_ambition_is_a_bird_without/7487.html