Today's Bird is the Magnificent Frigatebird. The best place to see these birds is out at sea, but I got lucky with this one and happened to be on shore. It makes for a better picture if the camera's not rocking. This is actually my second life-Frigatebird, but my first US sighting. The first one I ever saw was in Mexico while Emma and I were on a cruise. I didn't expect to see any birds other than gulls and was delighted to catch a lifer!
I ran into Frigatebird #2 on South Padre Island on May 26, 2012.