Riparian Preserve… again!

Yes, I liked it so much that when Wendy asked me to go with her and MaryBeth, I was thrilled. The Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert has a multitude of wildlife and some ‘mon too on miles of trails around the shallow ponds.

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The bushes were beginning to bloom.

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I finally got a good shot of this flower using a very small aperture.

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The bee was too busy to pose for me.

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The cattails were fluffing out getting ready to seed the next crop.

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I’m sure I’ve seen these in SK, or at least something like them.

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Riparian water is so colourful.

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We saw a few turtles and this guy was out sunning himself.

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I had fun animating this hungry fisherman.

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The American Avocets seemed to stay as far from me as possible, as usual.

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I was told this was a Snowy Egret. There were a few of them fishing in the morning, but by noon they were snoozing in the shade.

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Same one from a different angle.

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This cactus was imitating the egret.

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This goose was hanging out with the Canada’s in the shade.

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The tufted duck we saw last time was there again and we caught him having a bath.

 

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