The trio of halflings had brought in a fair haul for the day, counting a number of trout. Satisfied with their catch, the halflings lazily started a campfire as dusk approached. One of the halflings pointed out a small group of swans swimming nearby, noting their beautiful feathers.
The short folk never got to enjoy their trout as these swans liked no better meal than the flesh of humans and their demi-human relatives.
These horrific birds look like a small gathering of odd colored swans, gently swimming in ponds, lakes and rivers. As long as they are not hungry most innocent bystanders are fine, but the Ornithes Stymphalides are flesh eating birds, relishing the flavor of human and demi-human flesh. Many a lone fisherman or boater has fed these grisly birds who often fail to raise any suspicion until it is too late. The eggs of these flesh-eaters have an odd marbled look to them, unlike other swan eggs. Those who know this either destroy the eggs on sight or use them for more nefarious purposes.
Ornithes Stymphalides HD 1d4 HP AC 6; Atk Bite (1d4) ; Move 4 (Fly 20) ; Save 13; CL/XP 1/15; Special: Fly: the Ornithes Stymphalides are adept at flying and can dodge (-1 to hit) while in flight, Swarm: Ornithes Stymphalides often attack in flocks of 5-20.
(inspired by a walk along the levee)