The best thing to come out of my Saturday morning visit to the Great Trinity Forest was not the pictures I took. Not by a long shot. Instead, it was the offhanded comment from one of the outing organizers right as I was leaving that if I liked birds, I should Google "UT Southwestern Rookery" and check it out.
Great googly moogly, was he right!
great egrets seemed to be the most numerous, but that may just be because they're also the boldest. My presence didn't seem to disrupt or interest them in the least.
siblicide is apparently a thing with egrets.
snowy egret ...
cattle egret. I also saw trees full of black-crowned night herons that I couldn't get decent shots of, a little blue heron, an anhinga and even yet another bobcat. I shot more than 800 pictures in all before narrowing it down to these dozen to publish, and I can't wait to go back!