The photo of this white wagtail was taken a few months ago when the weather was cooler. We had stopped at a wayside eatery with a pond and some construction work going on. It was the first time I saw a wagtail.
The other day as I was photographing the insects on my berry tree, this face came into view. The Brown Shrike sat on the wires next to the tree oblivious of me or my camera. I'm glad I got a good view of its curved beak (below).
Another bird that I see on a daily basis foraging on my yard is the white-breasted water hen. These birds usually forage in pairs and are very vocal particularly at dawn and at sundown. It's mainly black and white but the rump is chestnut brown.
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