I had a chance for a unique opportunity yesterday. To ride along with some FWC biologists deep into the wetland flats into the protected area of the lake, as Snail Kite nesting area. It was a long day. An 800 shot day. Just a few shots for your viewing. Only about 1000 Snail Kites left,in three primary areas of Florida, which is an increase of about 200.
1. Black-necked Stilts
2. A male Kite looking for its next Apple snail.
3. A female Kite doing the same. Looking and looking.
4. Success! Shot of the day. A female just after lift off.