I drove out to Gilbert yesterday to visit the Riparian Preserve at Water Park. I hadn't been there in over a year so I thought I'd see what kind of birds I could spot out there. We are experiencing some unusually warm weather for this time of year so it was a bit of hot walk (83f/23c) and the place was packed with people so the wildlife weren't very cooperative. Well, except for this goose. He was not the least bit camera shy.
And, these two were quite happy to swim around in front of my camera.
I did get a rather good shot of this black necked stilt who was prodding around in the water for bits to eat. The Riparian park wasn't my only stop in the east valley. I'll show you some more photos from other stops in a future post.