For my husband and I, this is the first time we've seen this large species of bird in our neighborhood. Normally we we the smaller flock of white birds (I think are also egrets) and the Sandhill Cranes.
This guy showed up in our neighbors yard across the street slowly making his way along the fence line and foliage as if looking for food. Loved the various poses as he moved along. How one minute his neck was shaped like an "S" and other times stretched out straight.
The most captivating part for me was the green around his eyes. Another thing I noticed was how the eyeball itself looks like a fish eye.
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