March 2, 2009
A Limpkin flies above the Hillsborough River in Tampa, Florida, carrying a snail in its bill.
Tampa resident Liz Malyszek captured the scene with her Nikon D300 camera at Lettuce Lake Park
She watched the "gorgeous" wading bird (Aramus guarauna)
searching for food in the river. "He grabbed this snail and then flew to a good spot to have his hard-earned meal," she tells us.See photos of other Florida specialties:Florida Scrub-JayPurple GallinuleSnail KiteRead an article by acclaimed photographer Arthur Morris about birdwatching at nearby Fort De Soto Park.Directions, maps, bird lists, and tips for more easy-to-get-to birdwatching destinations.Talk about this photo, and read what other people are saying about it, in our photography forum.
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