Two days ago I stopped and watched the most amazing bird. This was in the flooded area on the northwest side of the road by where the new building is being erected at Reef Village.
It was really big - the size of an adult Great Blue Heron --- But he had a lot of rufus color; all of the underside of his neck, which was long, and splashed on the wings.
His legs were long and his feet were large. He walked in a strange way - lifting each foot high above the water - when people walk like this I think they call it high-stepping.
He was also a bully. There was Snowy egret there and this guy was at least twice the size of the egret and big boy kept threatening the egret until it finally flew off.
Did I have a camera? #@!! NO.
I've searched the internet and can't find a picture. Anyone have a guess?