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December, 2017


December 25th to 31st 2017

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

Buffleheads and Common Mergansers were seen on the lagoons.

Black-capped Chickadees were seen in many areas.

Double-crested Cormorants were seen on most days.

Click below to see a short video of Double-crested Cormorant.


Green-winged Teal, Mallards and Hooded Mergansers were also seen.

The Great Blue Heron that usually watches the fish in the Salwein Creek was still there.

Dark-eyed Juncos and Song Sparrows were seen in the Salwein Creek forest.

Trumpeter Swans have started visiting the lagoons because of the cold weather. The open water gives them a better run-way to take off for the day.

Click below to see a short video of Trumpeter Swans.

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Click below to see a short video of Trumpeter Swans.


Spotted Towhees were seen in the Salwein Creek forest.

Weather
December 25 Cloudy 27F (-2.7C) Wind Chill 23F (-5C) Afternoon 32.5F (.2C)
December 26 Cloudy 23F (-5C) Wind Chill 9F (-12.7C) Afternoon 27F (-2.7C)
December 27 Snow 24F (-4.4C) Afternoon 27F (-2.7C)
December 28 Snow/Freezing Rain 29F (-1.6C) Wind Chill 18F (-7.7C) Afternoon 30.4F (-.8C)
December 29 Freezing Rain 30.7F (-.7C) Wind Chill 21F (-6.1C) Afternoon 31F (-.5C)
December 30 Snow/Freezing Rain 24F (-4.4C) Afternoon 28F (-2.2C)
December 31 Partly Cloudy 26F (-3.3C) Afternoon 31.1F (-.5C)

We enjoyed seeing Jill, Scott and John with Manny and Chuck, Helmut, as well as Charlie with Jack on the trails.

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