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April, 2017


April 16th & 17th 2017

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

Red-winged Blackbirds voices ring through the forest and marshes.

One of the resident Bald Eagles gathered dry grasses from the marsh for nesting material, while being chased by Red-winged Blackbirds.

Buffleheads are still visiting.

A few late Double-crested Cormorants were seen in a couple of spots.

Gadwalls were seen in the slough.

Canada Geese were seen in many areas.

A few Rufous Hummingbirds were seen from a distance.

A Belted Kingfisher was seen in the distance.

Ruby-crowned Kinglets bounced through the trees.

The Ospreys were busy at their nest area.

A good-sized mixed flock of swallows was seen.

Barn Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Tree Swallow

Violet-green Swallow

Common Yellowthroats were seen along the way.

A small flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers was seen near the parking lot.

Weather
April 16 Clear 42F (5.5C) Wind Chill 37F (2.7C)
April 17 Cloudy/Rain 48F (8.8C)

We enjoyed seeing Ed K., Leona, Connie and William, Dean, Allison and Randy with Chesney, Ed F., Ham and Gloria from Bellingham, Jean, Ken P., Deb with Bonny, Rachel and Jill with Manny, Casey with Ula, Liz with Boomer, Shirley and Bob, as well as Bronwyn with Blondie on the trails.

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