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I saw this large bird (about duck size) this afternoon in a live oak tree in the city - central Texas.  The picture is not great but I am hoping that the legs and size of wings would be good clues.  There appears to be a white stripe under the eye.  It was biting off leaf branches and making noise due to its size. Thanks!

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Thanks MM and John!!  It seems to have the characteristics of the heron family.  The biggest bird I have actually seen in my backyard is a cardinal, so this one shocked me.  

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