A flock in a tree, eating the cones of a botanic garden tree identified by plaque as a Chinese Swamp Cypress.
Two daft young birds standing in the middle of the lawn, craning their necks all around to follow the flight of other birds.
Wing tag Green 041, metal band on right leg says in part "21-54."
Immature bird yelling.
Eating bits of bread.
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
21 October 2016
Our Lady of the Lake University
San Antonio, Texas
This Great Egret was fishing from the edge of Elmendorf Lake during the evening before sunset.
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...