August, 2013

August 22nd & 23rd 2013

The Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve always has something to photograph while we take our daily walks.

Beavers swim past without being bothered.

Bushtits are often seen at this time of year. Now that the young have fledged, they will be found in flocks of 25 or more flitting through the trees like tiny balls of fluff.

Black-capped Chickadees are a good bird to look for during migration. If we hear or see them, there is a chance that there will be migrant birds with them.

A Northwestern Crow found a mouse in a nearby farm field.

Fireweed lines the dyke road just past the Heronry.

Willow Flycatchers are often seen on our walks, especially this year, as we seem to be seeing a lot more than past years.

A male Hairy Woodpecker was seen checking out old wood lying on logs in the water.

A Great Blue Heron landed across the water from us.

Belted Kingfishers were seen across the water fishing from snags.

The Ospreys were having fish for breakfast.

Western Tanagers were seen along the trails.

Vireos were seen in several locations.

Wood Ducks were seen resting on logs. The males are easily identified by their red eyes.

A few Yellow Warblers were seen in a few locations.

We enjoyed talking to Dean, Mary, Jon, Helmut, Selma and Rod on the trails and Ann and Janet doing their bird count and Janet in the parking lot.

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