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June, 2017


June 27th to 30th 2017

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

Beavers were out collecting Water Lily leaves and stems to take to their lodges.

Fireweed is in full bloom.

Willow Flycatchers can be seen and heard in many locations.

A Green Frog was one of many seen at the Salwein Creek loop.

A female American Kestrel was seen on the wires near Sinclair Road.

Eastern Kingbirds were seen.

A Mallard duckling paddled nearby.

Milkweed is in bloom.

The Ospreys were busy at their nest.

Pretty Poppies bloom near the Rotary Interpretive Centre.

A Cottontail Rabbit was seen near the Heronry.

The young Bald Eagle is now able to perch away from its nest.

An American Robin was one of many seen.

We saw a pretty Skimmer.

A fledgling Song Sparrow was one of many seen.

There were many fledgling Barn Swallows and Tree Swallows seen.

A Spotted Towhee broke into song as we wandered along.

Cedar Waxwings were seen in a few places.

A female Wood Duck was seen with tiny ducklings.

Common Yellowthroats were seen with fledglings following along.

We found Lazuli Buntings on Lickman Dike Road.

White-crowned Sparrows were also there.

Weather
June 27 Cloudy 57F (13.8C)
Afternoon 77.7 F (25.3C)
June 28 Cloudy 57F (13.8C)
Afternoon 78.4F (25.7C)
June 29 Clear 57F (13.8C)
Afternoon 83.5F (28.6C)
June 30 Clear 57F (13.8C)
Afternoon 92F (33.3C)

We enjoyed talking to Charlie with Jack, Terry with Bogie, Sandra with Izzy, Allison with Chesney, Michelle with Lacy, Liz with Boomer, Diane with Lizzie, Cara with Luna, Michelle with Parker, Denise with Summer, Fred monitoring the Great Blue Heron Colony for the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society, Al, Frank and David, Leona and Warner, Kathy with Tula, Scott, as well as Karen, Janet and Hazel doing a bird count for the Great Blue Heron Nature Society on the trails. We stopped in at the Rotary Interpretive Centre Gift Shop where we enjoyed visiting with Camille, Amanda, Elise, Valerie and Barbara.

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