The ducks at Irving's Centennial Park were terrific. I was pleasantly surprised to also see a couple of egrets along with quite a few ring-billed gulls and some domestic geese.
Snowy Egret let me get closer than I expected. Perhaps he was still trying to throw off the morning chill?
Ring-billed Gulls, not surprisingly, were quite tame. They seemed more perturbed when I passed them on the pedestrian bridge than seriously concerned. I always assume a raised leg is a sign of being fairly relaxed. At least, that's the only time I stand that way.
Great Egret population also seemed to equal one. And also like the snowy, he didn't seem to mind people getting too close. I did crouch behind a tree for this shot as as not to disturb him too much.
The longer I live in the Dallas area, the more little gems in suburban and even urban settings like Centennial Park I find. And that's a very good thing!