Tres Ríos, Tres

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We went back to Tres Rios Overbank Wetlands for the third time a couple of weeks ago (1st time, 2nd time). You can have good days, with tons of birds, or bad days there, with little bird activity. We were not there at the primo time so things were kind of slow.

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Great Blue Heron

Blue-Winged Teals

Blue-Winged Teals, hen and drake

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Red-Tailed Hawk

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Snowy Egret

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Osprey

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Cormorant

But we did see who I specifically went there to see. Yes, we do have pelicans (American White Pelican) in Arizona, at least this time of year. There were several there and they are at other places in town, including Gilbert Riparian Preserve and Tempe Town Lake.

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They were shy and stayed way back in the area that is inaccessible to the public, where the water is not completely treated yet, behind fences. They’re huge compared to the other birds.

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They do emerge from the fenced areas, goof-ishly flying around and coming in for landings.

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Painted Lady Butterfly

And the butterflies have begun making their spring appearance…

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