One of Tucson’s best urban bird-watching sites is once again attracting avian visitors — including an egret last week — now that a pond there is refilled after being drained earlier this year.
The Deep Pond, as the basin above off Ajo Way near Country Club Road is known, was drained for maintenance. It will refill with runoff during monsoon storms.
An urban pond that's popular with bird-watchers because it attracts egrets and herons has been drained for maintenance and removal of bullfrogs and other non-native species.
An egret gazes out over waters that are flushed red by the setting sun reflecting off a building near the basins of the Kino Environmental Restoration Project on Tucson's south side. Great blue herons have been spotted at the site as well.
Dazzling white egrets and great blue herons have been swooping through the skies and wading in ponds near a south-side sports complex - adding pizazz to the urban bird-watching scene.