Snail Kites have strikingly intense red eyes. They come by it naturally, not as the result of flash. No Photoshop correction is needed. Last week on Lake Kissimmee in Florida, we were fortunate to have a cooperative male Snail Kite and an airboat captain who knew how to maneuver his craft to allow us to shoot the bird continuously as it flew alongside. This bird’s red eyes are definitely focused on his mission to search for Apple Snails.