Saturday, January 11, 2014
I had to drive to Gilbert (a city on the far southeast side of the Phoenix metropolitan area) on Friday for an appointment so I took the opportunity to visit a park I've been hearing about. The Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch is so much more that a park. There are a total of 8 wetlands areas, many bird blinds, an observatory, picnic areas, walking and running paths, fishing spots, playground and probably a lot more that I missed. I walked around at least 4 of the wetlands and I saw many birds including this gorgeous snowy egret. In the photo above he's beautifully reflected in the water.
In this photo, he strolled over closer to me giving me a chance to get an up-close shot. I'll have to make a trip out there again one of these days even if it is some 30 miles away across city traffic.