June, 2017

June 11th to 13th 2017

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

Beavers were seen checking out the Water Lilies.

A flock of tiny Bushtits was seen.

Red-winged Blackbirds were seen in marshy areas.

Female Common Mergansers were seen in a few areas.

A juvenile Bald Eagle flew over the North Lagoon where it frightened a duck before perching on a snag.

Willow Flycatchers were seen in a few areas.

The Heronry was noisy with young chicks demanding attention.

Click below to the Great Blue Herons.

Mallard ducklings paddled past us in a short lived moment of sunshine.

The Ospreys were diligently defending their nest from intruders, including a young Bald Eagle.

A couple of River Otters swam up to and under the Main Bridge while we were standing on the bridge.

Cottontail Rabbits were easy to find.

American Robins were also easy to find.

Cedar Waxwings were seen in several areas.

A juvenile Song Sparrow waited for its parents while sitting quietly in a Hawthorn.

Wood Ducks and ducklings paddled past.

Common Yellowthroats were seen in many areas.

A White-crowned Sparrow sang on its favourite Maple tree perch, on the Lickman Dike Road.

June 11 Mostly Cloudy 56F (13.3C)
June 12 Cloudy 58F (14.4C)
June 13 Cloudy 54 54F (12.2C)

We enjoyed seeing Charlie with Jack, Terry with Bogie, Casey with Ula, Warner, Linda and Tom with Max and Odie, as well as John Larsen and Anna Marie on the trails.

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