Direct flight with strong deep wing beats. Golden-fronted Woodpecker: Medium-sized woodpecker with black-and-white barred back and wings, white rump and black tail. It has a buoyant, graceful flight with steady wing beats. Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler: Medium warbler, dark-streaked, blue-gray upperparts, yellow rump. Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl: Very small owl, brown upperparts. Wings, tail are olive-green. Yellow-legged Gull: Large white gull, medium gray upperparts and red spot on bright yellow bill; legs and feet are yellow. Hood is black and extends onto upper neck. Huge, very long, white-pink bill. Swift, purposeful flight, alternates fluttering wing beats with glides. Base of tail has white band. Wings are dark with white patches. Bill is black and small. In winter, the bird is brown with black wings. Bell's Vireo: Small vireo, faint, broken eye-ring, thick, slightly flattened hooked bill, one or two faint wing bars. AKA Common Guillemot. Legs covered in white down. Black cap has shaggy crest; orange or red-orange bill is long, slightly decurved. Underparts white and pale brown. Blue-gray bill, legs and feet. White belly and sides. Most spend their entire lives not far from their birthplace. The feet and legs are orange-red to bright red. Black-brown cap goes to eyes. Chinese Egret: Population is seriously declining due to competition for living space with humans and other egrets. It has a black, dagger-like bill and short black legs. They have a long white stripe above the eye and the throat and chin are also white. Strong direct flight with deep wing beats, often high above water. Flies in straight line or V formation. Head is black, has inconspicuous red crown feathers visible when bird is displaying. It rotates deep steady wing beats with long glides. The sexes are similar; males are slightly larger. Winter adult and juveniles have white forehead, black crown with white streaks; prominent dark bar on lesser coverts; underparts gray; black bill with red base; legs duller red to black-red. The female is a more plain brown overall. It has a light and direct flight with rapid wing beats. Roseate Spoonbill: Large ibis, pink body, white upper back, neck. Red-brown on sides of breast, red-brown streaks on white underparts. Gray legs, feet. The tail has long, red central streamers. Cave Swallow: Small swallow (Southwest pelodoma), with steel-blue upperparts, white underparts, rufous wash on breast and sides. Summer bird has rust-brown upperparts, head, breast, white eye-ring, orange-red eye comb, white wings, belly, leg feathers; brown tail. Masked Booby: This large seabird has a white body, black trailing edge on the wings, and a pointed black tail. Black wingtips. American White Pelican: Huge, white seabird, enormous outstretched wings show black primaries, outer secondaries in flight. 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