Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hand Feeding the Frigate Birds at The Reef Resort

     One of my favorite sea birds is the prehistoric looking Frigate Bird.  It looks a lot like a pterodactyl , an incredible soaring bird, but up close and hungry, this huge bird can be quite intimidating as it swoops down to take a piece of fish out of your hand.   The Frigate sports a wingspan of nearly 5 feet and a beak nearly 4" long with an evil looking hook at the end, and we haven't even said anything about the rather large talons.

     These were incredible to watch an I took nearly 500 pictures of these magnificent birds as they kept swooping down for the tidbits of fish.

Marta was the Brave One Feeding the Frigates While I was Standing Behind with the Camera.