Aside from finding my Burrowing Owls safe and sound this week I also had a productive visit to the Riparian Preserve at Gilbert.
The American Avocets have returned for a while and this is bringing out the photographers. The Canada Geese are still in Gilbert en masse and the rest of the gang are still resident.
As I was photographing the Avocets I was aware of some movement to my left and was quick enough to catch the end of some fighting action between 2 Least Sandpipers. These little birds are quite the little bruisers, measuring in at 6 inches! The fight was short lived, but brutal!
Here is a selection from this week.