Name The Bird, Win a Candy Bar, or a Book!

Circle B Bar Reserve Lakeland Florida birds eating snails
Can you name this bird? (Or perhaps you’d rather name the snail in its beak?)

At Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, Florida, we hiked 4 hours around the marshes looking for alligators (alligators coming next week!). Adding in our stops and photography, we spent 5-6 hours each day we were in the wetlands.

It was hard not to stop and watch everything, like this bird, who cleverly extracted a snail from the shell. (Om, nom nom…snail!)

Can you name the bird? Comment below with your guess.

Right or wrong, any guess enters you to win.

Two winners:

One of you will win Toucan Nest, a beautiful book of poems I’m currently reading, inspired by the Costa Rican Rainforest. This hardcover is signed for you by the author, Peggy Shumaker!

Red Hen Press giveaway signed book Circle B Bar Reserve
Author Peggy Shumaker will win you over with this beautiful collection of poems inspired by her time in Costa Rica.
Red Hen Press signed book giveaway Peggy Shumaker Circle B Bar Reserve
Pure Belgian Chocolate. Much better than snails (unless they’re covered in Belgian chocolate?)

The second winner gets a candy bar which promotes the book!

Deadline: tomorrow (Saturday) 5pm.

Love, Marla

P.S. Have you seen this bird in the wild?

7 thoughts on “Name The Bird, Win a Candy Bar, or a Book!

  1. I think it’s a Limpkin. I don’t know the name of the snail. I can’t say if I’ve seen this bird in person or not. GJ and I used to do a lot of day trips and hikes in Florida… this could’ve part of the wildlife we saw, but I can’t say for sure.

  2. Also if I were to hazzard a guess, I’d say it waz holding a small apple snail, just a guess, hard to tell. b.t.w. I’d name it “entree” đŸ˜‰

    1. “An apple snail a day, keeps the endangered species list away”!!

  3. I’d like to call him “Larry” . not Larry the Jeep, “Larry the Limpkin”!

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