This is the time of year when birds are migrating across North America. From the farthest reaches to the north, countless feathered creatures are moving to warmer climates to the south. Around our home most of our warm-weather birds have left the area. Unless I travel to where the birds are, I will not be seeing or photographing too many feathered creatures, other than our typical winter backyard birds. With only the travel option to consider, we did just that and traveled to St. Louis. Not only did we visit Hannah and Andy, but we also made a stop at the St. Louis Zoo. I found birds, plenty of birds, and other animals. Following are a few samples from the brief visit.
Black-crowned Night Heron: