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September, 2017


September 1st to 10th 2017

We enjoyed our usual walks at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. A few of the days were very smoky or foggy.

Spider webs were covered in dew drops.

Northern Flickers were seen.

A good-sized flock of Green-winged Teal have been seen every day.

Pied-billed Grebes are often seen.

Beavers were busy in the slough on many days.

One morning, we saw a Bear in the distance.

White-crowned Sparrows and a Common Yellowthroat were seen one morning.

Great Blue Herons were seen as usual.

An Anna’s Hummingbird was sipping nectar from a Twinberry flower.

An American Kestrel flew overhead.

A Belted Kingfisher was seen fishing.

Lincoln’s Sparrows were seen on a few days.

A Cooper’s Hawk surveyed the area as we wandered along.

A Yellow Warbler was seen nearby.

Warbling Vireos were seen along the trails.

A few Orange-crowned Warblers were seen near the Osprey nest.

The young Ospreys are still being fed at the nest.

Weather
September 01 Clear 57F (13.8C) Afternoon 90.4F (32.4C)
September 02 Clear 57F (13.8C) Afternoon 95.5F (35.2C)
September 03 Clear 62F (16.6C) Afternoon 100.8F (38.2C)
September 04 Smoky/Clear 67F (19.4C) Afternoon 102.2F (39C)
September 05 Smoky/Cloudy 73F (22.7C) Afternoon 87F (30.5C)
September 06 Smoky/Cloudy 67F (19.4C) Afternoon 84F (28.8C)
September 07 Smoky/Cloudy 62.1F (16.7C) Afternoon 80F (26.6C)
September 08 Light Smoke/Rain 64.9F (18.2C) Afternoon 70.3F (21.2C)
September 09 Rain 60.3F (15.7C) Afternoon 60.3F (15.7C)
September 10 Heavy Fog/Partly Cloudy 51F (10.5C) Afternoon 71F (21.6C)

We enjoyed seeing Charlie with Jack, Terry with Bogie, Jill and Scott with Manny, Kurt with Virgil, Sue, Janet, Karen, Hazel and Ann doing a bird count for the Great Blue Heron Nature Society, Dick M., Kathy with Tula, Randy with Chesney, Denise with Summer, Brenda with Finnegan, Leona and Warner, John Larsen, as well as Helmi and Sandy on the trails

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