August 18, 2008
Ken Conger saw this Snail Kite at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.
Ken was observing a distant perch when the bird (Rostrhamus sociabilis)
unexpectedly landed nearby. He used a Canon EOS 1D Mark IIn camera, 400mm f/2.8 lens, and 1.4x teleconverter. The raptor is listed as an endangered species in Florida but is not generally threatened within its extensive range in Mexico and Central and South America. You might also see Snail Kites at Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area, Christmas, Florida.Directions, maps, bird lists, and tips for more easy-to-get-to birdwatching destinations.See a White-tailed Kite.Talk about this photo, and read what other people are saying about it, in our photography forum.
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