October, 2017

October 1st to 3rd 2017

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

Fall Asters were blooming at the sides of the trails.

A Beaver paddled past us one morning.

Black-capped Chickadees were seen as usual.

Fox Sparrows watched us as we wandered along.

A Bald Eagle was seen in the distance.

Pied-billed Grebes are a resident.

A female Belted Kingfisher perched over one of its favourite fishing holes.

A Lincoln’s Sparrow poked its head out of a blackberry shrub for a moment.

Mallards were seen in large numbers.

A Cottontail Rabbit was seen along the trail.

Ring-necked Ducks are here for the winter.

A male (light coloured eyes) and female (dark coloured eyes) Northern Shoveler paddled along the slough.

A flock of Pine Siskins were busily foraging in Alder trees.

Song Sparrows were seen along the trails.

A domestic Swedish Duck was seen along the way.

Green-winged Teals are often seen at this time of year.

Spotted Towhees were seen in many areas.

An immature White-crowned Sparrow was seen with other sparrows.

Wood Ducks were seen in large numbers.

October 01 Rain 50F (10C) Afternoon 62F (16.6C)
October 02 Clear 46F (7.7C) Afternoon 72F (22.2C)
October 03 Clear 50F (10C) Afternoon 76.6F (24.7C)

We always enjoy seeing Alyson and Randy with Chesney, Sue, Kara and Sydney, Diane, Charlie with Jack, Terry with Bogie, Brenda with Finnegan, Ed F., Orson and Warner on the trails. We also enjoyed visiting with Jean, Valerie, Barb, Deb and Camille in the Rotary Interpretive Centre Gift Shop.

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