Of a feather


A great egret and some neotropic cormorants splash in the waters of Lake Mexia near the Commanche Crossing bridge recently. Though great egrets are more common in coastal areas, according to the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, more and more of the showy white birds are spending the winter inland, in central and eastern Texas. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

A great egret and some neotropic cormorants splash in the waters of Lake Mexia near the Commanche Crossing bridge recently. Though great egrets are more common in coastal areas, according to the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, more and more of the showy white birds are spending the winter inland, in central and eastern Texas.
Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight