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Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Visit to Gilbert Water Ranch #birds #nature #Gilbert #Az.

Although the end of the day turned out to be a toasty 100 degrees, our Friday morning visit to Gilbert Water Ranch started out as a pleasant 65 degrees and sunny. Gilbert Water Ranch is a wonderful oasis amidst the residential and business community of Gilbert, Arizona. We arrived at 6:30 a.m. and some very serious nature photography had already begun. I was informed that this day was the best in four weeks due to the tide pool conditions. I was not disappointed as all of the below are "lifers"  for me.   :)

Great Egrets

Great Egret & I believe Long-billed Dowitchers

Long-billed Dowichers with American Coot in background

American Avocets

Black-necked Stilt

Black-crowned Night-Heron (immature)

Snowy Egret


Snowy Egret

Cinnamon Teal with his mate