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July 2017


July 2nd & 3rd 2017

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

We saw a couple of Beavers, one was dragging a load of Water Lily leaves home to its lodge.

A Brown-headed Cowbird was seen along the way.

The slough near the Heronry was covered in a misty fog when we first arrived.

European Starlings are often seen on our walks.

The resident Bald Eagle’s young chick was on a branch near their nest, exercising its wings.

Quite a few fledgling Great Blue Herons were seen, as well as some adults. There are still a few nests occupied with young chicks.

An American Mink was seen in the slough and on the edge of the water. A few Mallards had to watch it carefully.

A few Barn Swallow fledglings were waiting for the adults to feed them.

A little Tree Swallow fledgling was also seen.

Cedar Waxwings were seen in many areas.

A male Common Yellowthroat was seen nearby.

White-crowned Sparrows were seen on the Lickman Dike Road.

Weather
July 02 Clear 54F (12.2C) Afternoon 84.3F (29C)
July 03 Cloudy 58F (14.4C) Afternoon 78.4F (25.7C)

We enjoyed talking to Charlie with Jack, Terry with Bogie, John L., Ed K., Denise with Summer, Allison with Chesney, Leona, as well as Liz and Gord with Boomer on the trails.

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