Dragonfly, Variegated Meadowhawk, Male. My first attempts at catching these strange creatures. It was windy and they don't sit still! Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, AZ.
The regal white crested duck, Riparian Preserve, Gilbert, AZ
Yes, it's a Mallard Duck - but they are so beautiful, and the water and reflection was so eye catching! Their feathers are quite lovely - view in larger size.
Ring-necked Duck - typically migrate to Central America for the winter - so perhaps the Gilbert Riparian marsh was a stop-over for him.
A relaxing afternoon for the Great White Egrets, in Gilbert, AZ.
A lazy afternoon for the Great White Egrets at Gilbert Riparian Institute. The late day sun was beautiful on the water!
Reflection and contrails at the Gilbert Riparian Institute, Gilbert, AZ
Beautiful day at the Gilbert Riparian Institute - view of the Four Peaks. Yesterday warm and 76 - today, cold, cloudy and 60.
Reflection of the Black-necked Stilt. A common shore bird, many come to the Gilbert Riparian Institute for the winter. I love these cute little birds!
The sun was setting, and it's Egret dinner time.