A rather unsociable bird.
Skulking round in the most inaccessible part of Travis Wetland.
No dad murre in sight. Hope he does OK on his own. I've seen several of these dead on the beaches recently, both adults and half-grown ones like this one. Presumably closer to shore than usual due to warm water/lack of food.
Birds (class Aves or clade Avialae) are feathered, winged, two-legged, warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrates. Aves ranks as the tetrapod class with the most living species, approximately ten thousand. Extant birds belong to the subclass Neornithes, living worldwide and ranging in size from the 5 cm (2 in) Bee Hummingbird to the 2.75 m (9 ft) Ostrich. The fossil record indicates that birds emerged within the theropod dinosaurs during the Jurassic period, around 150 million years ago. Birds are the only living...