Snail kites

Most days in the wetland, I observed three snail kites, a family actually.  There were two adults and a juvenile at the fence, and most posts were littered with a few apple snail shells.  I never though to bring my telephoto lens, so I haven’t taken any real photographs of them, but here, the juvenile is perched on a post in the center of the frame and the smaller of the two adults is flying overhead (I assume it’s the male).  While working in the fence, the kites appeared agitated that I was occupying their prime perching locations…

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