Springtime is nesting time. Along with tons of birds, we saw plenty of nests at the Riparian Institute at Water Ranch in Gilbert.
Lots of nests and lots of flora…especially orange and yellow-colored.
There were perches and nesting boxes in several places over the ponds. In fact, we thought this osprey was on a perch that some human had fabricated but when I read about them later, this is exactly what their nests look like. He or she was hunting for a delicious fish. Once again, a 400mm lens would have been very handy.
For now, this ends my 3-part series on the Gilbert Riparian Preserve. It’s a beautiful place and I plan to go back again for its many photo opps. Here I thought the only cool thing in Gilbert is my favorite former boss…this place is the 2nd best thing about Gilbert.