Tricolored Heron in foreground and White Ibis in the background.
Estero llano Grande SP. Dark eyes, bluish lines on face not extending past eye, reddish knees.
I realized this morning that I had not been to Sportsman Rd in Galveston in a long time, it looked like I may have some light to photograph in. Well, the rain started almost as soon as I got there. I did capture a few good photos.
The family Threskiornithidae includes 34 species of large wading birds. The family has been traditionally classified into two subfamilies, the ibises and the spoonbills; however recent genetic studies are casting doubt on the arrangement, and revealing the spoonbills to be nested within the old world ibises, and the new world ibises as an early offshoot.