I found this limpkin preening on top of a small hill. It looked like he was sitting on an empty nest.
Limpkin mom (with her head stuck in the water) and 3 babies.
Mom hanging out with the kids.
One of the babies. They look almost full grown but still have a little fuzz on their heads.
Baby staying close to mom.
On a recent stop at Kapok Park after work, I saw a limpkin family from across the lake. I walked around the park for a while thinking the night was going to be a bust. All I had seen so far was moorhens (more on those later.) I walked further around the lake than I usually do and found a lone limpkin sitting on an empty nest. I was thinking that I must have missed out. As I walked back around the lake I noticed some movement in the reeds across the lake. Luckily, I had my 500mm lens with me, even though that didn't even get me close. It was also just starting to get dark when I found them so the light on these pictures where tough. The babies were almost grown but they were still pretty cute. They stayed close to mom.