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November, 2017


November 17th to 22nd 2017

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

Quite a few Fox Sparrows were seen in many areas.

Golden-crowned Sparrows were seen along the trails.

A Great Blue Heron spends a lot of time watching the Salmon spawning in the Salwein Creek.

There were Buffleheads in many areas.

Anna’s Hummingbirds are a resident and are easily seen near the Rotary Interpretive Centre feeders.

A Cooper’s Hawk was watching for prey in the Salwein Creek forest.

Steller’s Jays were seen in the Salwein Creek forest.

Mallards are usually seen.

Northern Pintails are an occasional visitor.

Ring-necked Ducks are a winter resident.

Lesser Scaups were seen on the South Lagoon.

Large numbers of Wood Ducks were seen.

Weather
November 17 Rain 43F (6.1C) Afternoon 48F (8.8C)
November 18 Cloudy 41F (5C) Afternoon 50F (10C)
November 19 Rain 42F (5.5C) Afternoon 47.7F (8.7C)
November 20 Rain 44F (6.6C) Afternoon 44 (6.6C)
November 21 Heavy Rain/Windy 42F (5.5C) Afternoon 43F (6.1C)
November 22 Rain 45F (7.2C) Afternoon 59F (15C)

We enjoyed seeing Charlie with Jack, Brenda with Finnegan, Janet, Ann and Hazel doing a bird count for the Great Blue Heron Nature Society, Warner, Frank, Lucy with Blondie and Jake, Alyson and Randy with Chesney, as well as Helmut during our walks. We also enjoyed chatting with Valerie, Dick, Dale, Linda, Camille and Gord G. in the Rotary Interpretive Centre Gift Shop.

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