The seabirds here in Los Barriles are easy to photograph on windy days like today. I just sit on our condo’s terrace and wait for them to sail by. I have been watching these particular birds for weeks. I did not know what they were called (remember, I grew up in Iowa, a LONG way from the ocean), but google came to the rescue and gave me the answer.
This is a frigatebird. I have been watching them cruise over the ocean, looking for their prey. When they spot a fish, they dive down and use their hooked beak to snatch a fish from the surface. Sometimes they will steal a prize from another bird in mid air. They do not dive into the water like the pelicans.