Saturday, July 19, 2008
July in Florida
I had good times joining my brother and sister at my parent’s home in southern Florida during the third week of July. Before traveling to Florida, spoke with a friend and photographer Harold Davis about any current avian photo opportunities. He mentioned the possibility of seeing Snail Kites (also referred to as the Everglade Kite) in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Met with Harold early one morning and along with some other photographers we located and enjoyed photographing this endangered species. I had viewed and photographed Snail Kites at some distance before this trip. Luckily after spending two mornings observing an area of the refuge that the kites were frequenting, was fortunate to capture some images. An added bonus was seeing and acquiring a flight shot of a passing Swallowtail Kite.