My mother lives at the Sunnybrook condos along Cecelia Rd. in New Port Richey. She has lived there for seven years, monitoring the bird life on the big pond South of the road. She can say with certainty there has not been a Limpkin there since she arrived in 2001.
But there’s one now! It is creeping everyone out with incredibly loud, eerie and mournful calling (hear sample) day and night. I see no sign of Apple Snail, the main food of the dreaded Limpkin, in this pond. Can it live here? There are two small islands that have provided nesting places for Green and Night Herons each spring. Maybe our Limpkin wants to give it a go. Miriam, another Sunnybrook resident, is trying to mobilize her fellows against the bird. She has called everyone that will listen to her including FFWC. Now she has handed out the following flyer: