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April, 2017


April 3rd to 5th 2017

We enjoyed our usual walks at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.

Red-winged Blackbirds were seen in several areas.

There was a large set of mushrooms, often referred to as Chicken of the Woods, growing on a tree trunk.

Common Mergansers were seen in the slough.

American Coots were seen at the South Lagoon.

Northwestern Crows were searching for food in the farm field.

Northern Flickers were seen on a couple of days.

Golden-crowned Sparrows were seen in several areas.

A flock of Cackling and Canada Geese were in the farm field.

Great Blue Herons were busy at the Heronry.

House Finches were seen in Blackberries.

A Lincoln’s Sparrow was seen in the distance.

Ring-necked Ducks are still visiting but will head out to nesting areas soon.

American Robins were seen in several areas.

A Lesser Scaup was seen on the South Lagoon.

Song Sparrows were seen along the way.

Tree Swallows were seen near the marsh at the far end of the road past the Heronry.

Spotted Towhees were seen in the Salwein Creek Forest.

Turtles were sunning themselves on logs.

American Wigeon were seen in the slough.

We saw our first migrating Yellow-rumped Warbler of the season.

A male Common Yellowthroat Warbler showed up near the Heronry.

Weather
April 03 Sunny 40F (4.4C)
April 04 Cloudy/Breezy 44F (6.6C)
April 05 Heavy Rain 44F (6.6C)

We enjoyed chatting with Bill and Jenny, Rhian as well as Mary M. on the trail and Hazel, Diane and Janet in the Rotary Interpretive Centre Gift Shop.

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