July 2017

July 11, 2017

It was very busy with birds during our walk at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.

A male Northern Flicker had two fledglings with him today.

A male Black-headed Grosbeak was gathering seeds from the Hawthorn to take to its nestlings.

A Cooper’s Hawk was seen looking around the marshy area just past the Osprey’s nest.

Young Great Blue Herons were seen along the way.

The female Osprey was obsessed with getting a branch off the snag that holds her nest.

Song Sparrows were seen in a few areas.

The road past the Heronry is full of colour with Fireweed and Tansy blooming along the sides.

Cedar Waxwings are usually seen at this time of year.

A young Wood Duck paddled past.

A few Common Yellowthroat males were seen.

We had a wonderful encounter with four fledgling American Kestrels today. We gave them their own journal.

July 11 Cloudy 56F (13.3C) Afternoon 83F (28.3C)

We enjoyed chatting with Rachel, Charlie with Jack, Terry with Bogie, Diane with Lizzie, Jim with Daisy and Jade, Elan with Lady, Jenny and Bill, Brenda and Dave with Finnegan, as well as Tanya on the trails. We also enjoyed chatting with Valerie, Barb and Elise at the Rotary Interpretive Centre Gift Shop.

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