Black-Crowned Night Heron. There were four observed at the small lake at Willmore Park - Southwest St. Louis. They did some flying from tree to tree across the lake.
All the photos in this album were taken at the Willmore Park Lake - 6/23/2014.
Black-Crowned Night Heron
As the field guide says; a tall, stately, slender white heron with largely yellow bill.
Belted Kingfisher (female)
There were two of them; lots of rattling as they flew.