Looking back at the photographs I took from the airboat on Lake Kissimmee, Florida this past March, I am still awestruck by the good fortune we had. Our airboat captains were excellent drivers. They kept up with the birds as they flew alongside us. This gorgeous male was stunning to look at and he had no leg bands so it was truly a gift to see such a bird. The kites searched for Apple Snails. We photographed them. What a marvelous experience to see this endangered bird in its native habitat.