Snail Kite, Crooked Tree Lagoon, Belize 2-16-2015
Had some free time this morning, and the internet was working, so wanted to share some photos of this beautiful and unique bird, the snail kite. I took them on our early morning boat ride on Monday morning on the Crooked Tree Lagoon. The hawk feeds exclusively off of apple snails. The photo below shows the discarded shells.
Just another of the many wonderful critters i was able to see during my stay in this wonderful little town. Wait until you see the baby howler monkey photos i took today. What an experience. Will see if I can get them up before I leave tomorrow, but got to eat now and then pack later. And, of course, it will depend if the internet is working. There is always something to see, if you keep your eyes peeled. Here is a link to some more photos of this remarkable bird. https://flic.kr/s/aHsk82krHq