Snail Kites at Dusk

Posted on by Melissa Penta

Snail Kites were target species during both of my trips to Florida. During the first trip, I got great views of them, but not-so-great photos due to poor light and distance. The first stop for my next trip was at the same spot, but lighting was still tough and the bird remained distant.

Snail Kite

With nesting material

The next day, I spent a little more time with them – this time at sunset. It started with some distant views, but one of the birds came in close for some really great shots just as the sun was going down. The birds were hunting for snails throughout the marsh, often coming to the marsh that I was standing next to.

Snail Kite

Snail Kite

Snail Kite

Snail Kite

Snail Kite

The birds successfully grabbed dinner more than a few times too!

Snail Kite

Snail Kite

Snail Kite

Snail Kite

The male eventually came up very close for an even better photo session.

Snail Kite

Snail Kite

Snail Kite

Patience certainly paid off here!

Snail Kite

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Discussion

  1. Jon Corcoran on

    What a super series, patience did pay off and the exposure and details are super on all images :-)

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