the tongue is sticking out
The bird was perched on a tree in my backyard. I could not get a photo, but will try again the next time I see it.
Sorry about the small photo. This came from my flickr account. I think it was in may, not february. Flyover. Tern/Bonaparte's Gull?
Birds (class Aves or clade Avialae) are feathered, winged, two-legged, warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrates. Aves ranks as the tetrapod class with the most living species, approximately ten thousand. Extant birds belong to the subclass Neornithes, living worldwide and ranging in size from the 5 cm (2 in) Bee Hummingbird to the 2.75 m (9 ft) Ostrich. The fossil record indicates that birds emerged within the theropod dinosaurs during the Jurassic period, around 150 million years ago. Birds are the only living...