Tuesday, April 21, 2009

21st Street Bridge


The bridge looks nice reflected in the water and this is a good place to fish.


The University of Tulsa and several local rowing clubs practice sculling in long shells.


We have a lot of Canadian Honkers who are year round residents in this area. Fifty years ago they migrated through the area but did not stick around. But back in the 1970s there was some concern that their numbers were dwindling and the Corps of Engineers created wildlife refuges on some of the lakes in the area and put out food for them. Their numbers multiplied and rather than move on as expected they stayed around and are now a common sight all year long. If you feed them, they will come.


Canadian Geese enjoying the weather

The 21st Street Bridge over the Arkansas river is the location of a small bistro that is to be upgraded this year. There is a platform where you can fish, or hang out and watch the geese paddle around.

3 comments:

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

You are the most brilliant blogger.
I'm getting to know Tulsa through your photographs and it looks a most beautiful town/city?
However, I suspect you are like the rest of us and like to show only the better locations of where we live.

Anne

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

Tulsa's population is about 400,000 and like all cities it has some areas that are scruffy, but do you really want to visit that part of town? Probably not. By and large Tulsa really is a nice place to live. Most of what I show you is within 5 miles from where I live.

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

Hey, send these geese back home, they are not yours :D

Americans stealing from Canadians... tststs... :Dkene