This was at a 'stock tank' (basically a small pond for cattle) that is just down the road from the farm. With all the recent rains, the pond is full and of course attracting all kinds of wildlife.
We were driving by the other day and saw the birds and I thought it would make a nice picture. They are called "Cattle Egrets" and are quite common.
I've always thought they were pretty birds because they are so striking against the green backdrop of the landscape. They are usually hanging around cattle but I guess these needed a break and decided to hang out by the water.