After leaving Utah, drove through Las Vegas to pick up some mail and then on to Arizona, through Lake Havasu City and Parker. The farmland along the Colorado River from Parker to Ehrenberg is part of the Colorado River Indian Reservation. At about the halfway point between the two cities, passed an area that had land cleared on both sides of the river with a couple of picnic tables and trash cans set out. Saw some cattle egrets and decided to stop. Had hoped to stop somewhere during the day so I could drive through the desert to Riverside at night when it was cooler.
There were egret, and some ibis, nests throughout the marsh grass on both sides of about a two block length of the river. I could see eggs in many of the nests. The mother and father egrets would frequently trade off the duty of caring for the nest.
Two fishermen went by in a small boat and drove a lot of the egrets to higher ground.
Wish I could be there to see all the baby birds.
The subsequent drive through the desert was nice. Drove the #10 to #177 and then the #62 through Yucca Valley. Wanted to stop for the night at the California Welcome Center and go on to Riverside the next day. I’m getting pretty good at boondocking!