Saturday’s Critters – RiverParks Ride

I went for a bike ride on the trails alongside the Arkansas River July 5. The weather broke and the temperature was quite nice for a change. I took one of “good cameras” with me and this is part of what I saw.

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A slider turtle basking on a rock.

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I saw a bunch of great blue herons. Lonesome sentries all up and down the river.

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And several white egrets.

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And one of each in the same frame.

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So this blurry photo was at the far end of my camera’s range. iNaturalist thinks it might be a golden eagle. I think it might be a young bald eagle. Any suggestions?

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And here is a plump of geese. I love collective nouns for wildlife and geese seem to have more than any other animal. “Plump” is new to me and I love it.

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And here is a group of people fishing just below Zink Dam. I get nervous when I see this because you have to wade out there through some fast moving water.

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And another group below the dam. Note the guy in the middle has a dog on a leash.

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The dam and nearby trails is not open to the public yet but I guess that doesn’t apply to this couple who showed up so the guy could take photos of the woman.

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And this guy, far from the dam, in a legal spot chilling, listen to music maybe while pondering the river.

I’m linking with Saturday’s Critters. Go check them out!!

8 thoughts on “Saturday’s Critters – RiverParks Ride

  1. Eileen

    Hello Yogi,
    Great bird sightings, I love the Herons, Egret and the Slider Turtle.
    I an not an expert but I think it is a juvenile Bald Eagle.
    A plump of geese, I have not heard that one.
    The river seems to attract a lot people, a nice place to cool off.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a wonderful weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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  2. Lisa

    Don’t you know? Laws and rules don’t apply if you’re taking pictures for social media! (eye roll) Probably a good idea for that child to have a life vest, even in calmer waters.
    Google Lens brings up… YOU! And a juvenile bald eagle. Isn’t it strange to find your own photos come up in a search?

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