On Dec 30, 2008, rntx22 from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
From my Thayer's guide:
Size: 27 inches W 60 inches
Yellow legs and feet
Thick yellow bill with red spot in adult
Dark slate gray back
Habitat and Behavior:
Breeds in Gulf of California, Mexico. Occasionally wanders north to the Salton Sea in southern California. Usually seen alone or in small groups along the shore at the south end of the Salton Sea between June and September.