This is one of the more common shorebirds -- the Willet. It is in the sandpiper family. He has long legs and a long beak and is easy to spot.
It was very rainy and windy yesterday and I was surprised to see an osprey around in the back sitting on one of the dock posts. Usually they are high on a post or on top of a tree.
A Snowy Egret visited the pool yesterday while I was there. Note his black legs, beak and bright yellow feet. The other night I saw Cattle Egrets and they were a bit smaller and had yellow beaks as opposed to the black beak of the Snowy Egret.