Victor and I just got off the river after searching for the Marion County
Limpkin, we spent from 2:30-5:45 scanning the shoreline along that section
of river from kayaks without success, but we probably didn't stay late
We talked to one of the girls who is currently helping with the banding,
she confirmed the location for us. Also told us Rick has a good photo on
his phone from the original encounter.
The bird was seen from the boat, as they were coming in for a landing,
then retreated up the bank and into cover.
If the bird is still present, it will probably feed along the water's
edge somewhere in that area, and the only reasonable chance to find it, I
would think, would be either hear it calling at dawn or dusk, or by
searching the shoreline from a boat or kayak. The area where the bird
retreats into is very dense timber, and even if you could get permission to
go there, I doubt it would be productive.
Good luck to those who continue the search!
Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN