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There is a lake across the street from where I work although it is behind a shopping, commercial, and townhome area so not visible from the street. Now that the days are shorter I need to stop somewhere after work if I want to get some photos so this is where I went the other night…Marguerite Lake in Scottsdale. I hear it’s busy on weekends but there were just a few walkers and bicyclists around when I took this peaceful stroll shortly before dusk.
This is a dragonfly and its reflection. It was dragonfly city at this lake.
And another lifer for me (now that I’m somewhat “in” to birdwatching, I love finding new-to-me birds). Although I see Great Blue Herons often at the local lakes, I didn’t know what this guy was until I got home and investigated online at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He’s a Black-Crowned Night Heron. “With a range that spans five continents, including much of North America, they are the most widespread heron in the world. It is most active at dusk and at night, feeding in the same areas that other heron species frequent during the day.”
As the sun set colorfully over the water, I left the lake and went home.