April, 2017

April 28, 2017

It was raining quite heavily during our walk at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.

Great Blue Herons were seen at the Heronry.

Cottontail Rabbits were nearby.

We had to do some shopping; when we finished we went for a walk at Sardis Park.

There were a few late Cackling Geese floating around on the pond.

A very pale Leucistic Canada Goose was seen with other Canada Geese.

A young Bald Eagle was watching the pond activity.

A Pied-billed Grebe was seen in the centre of the pond.

Three Greater White-fronted Geese were there as well.

A few Ruby-crowned Kinglets bounced through the trees.

Yellow-rumped Warblers were also active in the higher branches of the trees.

American Wigeon were seen on the pond.

Dozens of Red-eared Slider Turtles and a few Painted Turtles were resting on the shorelines.

A female Mallard proudly walked her newly hatched ducklings to the edge of the pond. The female hopped into the water, right into the waiting wings of a very amorous male Mallard. After the misunderstanding with the male was over, the female encouraged the new ducklings to jump from the rocks above into the water with her. They happily followed her around the pond as she introduced them to their new world.

April 28 Rain 47F (8.3C)
Later Partly Cloudy 57F (13.8C)

We enjoyed talking to Paul, Terry with Bogie, Charlie with Jack, Jill and Rachel with Manny, Bill S., as well as Alyson with Chesney on the trails.

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