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December, 2017


December 12th to 15th 2017

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

A Fox Sparrow was seen in blackberries.

White-crowned Sparrows were seen at the parking lot.

Golden-crowned Sparrows were seen in several areas.

Song Sparrows were seen in a few different locations.

A Great Blue Heron has been busy watching fish in the same spot in the Salwein Creek every day. One morning, it was more concerned about a Bald Eagle in the trees.

House Finches were seen in blackberries.

Anna’s Hummingbirds were seen near the Rotary Interpretive Centre.

Steller’s Jays were seen in the forested areas.

Dark-eyed Juncos were seen along the trails.

Mallards are usually seen in large flocks.

Click below to see a short video of Mallards Mating.


Female Hooded Mergansers were seen near the East Bird Blind.

Buffleheads paddled along on the water.

Click below to see a short video of Pied-billed Grebe and Ducks.

A flock of Common Redpolls flew into some Alders in the distance.

American Wigeons paddled in the water near the East Bird Blind.

Wood Ducks were seen in many locations.

Ring-necked Ducks paddled past in the Salwein Creek.

Click below to see a short video of Mallard and Ring-necked Ducks.

Weather
December 12 Cloudy 38F (3.3C) Afternoon 46.4F (8C)
December 13 Clear 40F (4.4C) Afternoon 53.2F (11.7C)
December 14 Clear 41F (5C) Afternoon 47.5F (8.6C)
December 15 Rain 39F (3.8C) Afternoon 41.7F (5.3C)

We always enjoy meeting Charlie with Jack, Brenda with Finnegan, Mary and Wilma, Deb S. and friends, Jenny and Bill, Michael , Alyson with Chesney Janet doing a bird count for the Great Blue Heron Nature Society, Kathy with Tula, Larry, Ron and Sue, Michael, Rachel and Phillip with Manny, Warner, Helmi, Terry L., as well as Donna and the Probus group during our walk. We also stopped in at the Rotary Interpretive Centre Gift Shop for a nice visit with Valerie, Barb and Camille.

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