I find these birds to be one of the truly beautiful ones in Mother Nature. Their white plumage, bright yellow feet, bills and eyes really make them unique in appearance and they are very graceful in action.
Here we see one that was in Denver City Park at a rookery on an island there. It pushes off of its perch and takes to the air with little effort.
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