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October, 2017


October 4th to 9th 2017

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

We occasionally see Beavers while we are out walking.

A flock of Bush Tits were a nice surprise on a sunny day.

A mixed flock of Canada Geese and Cackling Geese were seen flying overhead to land in the farm field near the Heronry. Some of them are a blue listed species.

Black-capped Chickadees were seen as usual.

The two pairs of resident Bald Eagles were doing nest maintenance and watching over their territories.

A Red-tailed Hawk was seen one morning. It was tagged at the Vancouver Airport and relocated to Chilliwack in May of 2016. This is a valuable program to protect airliners and birds from colliding with each other.

A Peregrine Falcon was seen from a distance one morning.

A large flock of Pine Siskins were seen.

A Green Heron was seen on the 8th.

We also saw ten sparrow species on the 08th, we managed to photograph some of them.

Fox Sparrows

Golden-crowned Sparrows

House Sparrows

Lincoln's Sparrows

Song Sparrows

White-throated sparrow

A flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers passed through the area.

Mallards were seen every day. One morning they had a few Northern Pintails with them.

Wood Ducks are a favourite of everyone.

Weather
October 04 Clear 55F (12.7C) Afternoon 72F (22.2C)
October 05 Clear 43F (6.1C) Afternoon 74F (23.3C)
October 06 Cloudy 42F (5.5C) Afternoon 56F (13.3C)
October 07 Cloudy 51F (10.5C) Afternoon 54F (12.2C)
October 08 Clear 51F (10.5C) Afternoon 62F (16.6C)
October 09 Cloudy 42F (5.5C) Afternoon 61F (16.1C)

We enjoyed seeing Charlie with Jack, Terry with Bogie, Kathy with Tula, Bill S., Warner, Linda with Hunter, Frank and David, Tanya and Rick, Janet, Mary and Wilma, Bob and Judy, Krista, Diane waiting for a school group, Rhian and Norm, Sue, Paul with Scout, Ulla, Denise with Summer, Doug from Greendale Herb & Vine, Brenda with Finnegan, Alyson and Randy with Chesney, as well as Helmut and Selma while we were out.

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