Sunday, February 7, 2010

Birding II Field Trip to Gilbert Water Ranch

GREEN HERON (Butorides virescens)

Its Super Bowl Sunday and, appropriately so, we are at the Super Bowl of birding spots in Arizona - Gilbert Water Ranch (a.k.a. Gilbert Riparian Preserve). I'm taking More Birding with Cynthia Donald offered by Desert Botanical Gardens. Cynthia runs a great class and wonderful field trips!

I'll write more soon, I'm beat! Here's a slide show of our field trip. As you'll see, I coudn't get enough of the Green Heron spotted at the very end of the field trip, within a few feet of the sidewalk! Double-click on the image below to see an enlarged version.


  1. Great pictures! I am taking the Beginning Birding class.

    What kind of camera do you use?

  2. Thanks. I use a Sony Cybershot w/ 12x optical zoom, usually set at automatic everything. I just point and shoot, nothing fancy.


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