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December, 2017


December 1st to 3rd 2017

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

Friendly little Black-capped Chickadees watched us as we wandered along the trails.

Double-crested Cormorants are here for the winter. They were seen swimming, diving for fish and drying their feathers on logs.

A male Northern Flicker popped out of a snag to check the old wood for insects.

A Fox Sparrow was seen nearby.

Canada Geese were seen in the slough.

Male and female Green-winged Teal were seen along the edges of the slough, as well as flocks of Mallards were seen along the way.

A Great Blue Heron watched the salmon spawning in the creek.

Large flocks Dark-eyed Juncos are seen at this time of year.

We always enjoy finding a Lincoln’s Sparrow when we are out for a walk.

The nearby mountains are topped with snow.

A Peregrine Falcon flew to a far perch.

Ring-necked Ducks are always nice to see.

Wood Ducks were seen in many areas.

Spotted Towhees were also seen in many areas.

Two Beavers were seen enjoying each other’s company.

Weather
December 01 Rain 42F (5.5C) Afternoon 43F (6.1C)
December 02 Cloudy 39F (3.8C) Afternoon 41.7F (5.3C)
December 03 Cloudy 38F (3.3C) Afternoon 43.2F (6.2C)

During our walks, we visited with Janet, Charlie with Jack, Brenda with Finnegan, Glenn with Elsa, Jasmine and Shadow, Kathy with Tula, Irwin with Gigi, as well as Liz and Gordon with Boomer on the trails.

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