These birds were out on the water at some distance from us.
With homo sapiens
Doing excellent leg stretches
Larger than most grasshoppers, in the midst of a marsh. One person in our group thought it was a stink bug?
Would this be the Florida subspecies?
You can actually see some of the red on the belly!
Guarding the trail crossing to the restrooms they were.
Female, holding a Florida Applesnail (Pomacea paludosa)
In the clutches of a female Snail Kite