Sunlit Cattle Egret
Saw this egret perched in a sunny patch. It was showing off those head plumes with no other bird in sight. Apparently trying to attract a mate. Full breeding colors.
Cattle Egret in breeding colors (Bubulcus ibis)
UT Southwest Medical Center Rookery
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