Saw and heard lots of Gray Catbirds
And then there's this little guy
There were lots of gulls, including this guy which I think is a Franklin's Gull
Also saw Pelicans, Double Crested Cormorants and my first Pied-billed Grebe of the fall season.
Then there was this guy
So what is it? There were actually three of them, together. They were grazing along the side of the road. They seemed quite tame. They were moving along at a pretty good clip. I stopped the car, and watched them for a bit. I started the car and they paid me no attention. I backed up, to try to get an angle for a photo, they paid me no attention. Most wild critters would have bolted when I started the car up, to say nothing of backing up...So what is it?
Some of the photos were taken at Branched Oak Lake
UPDATE: Thanks to Cogresha for identifying my mystery bird as a Helmeted Guinea Fowl. He provided this site as verification, and for more information about the bird.