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February, 2018


February 1st to 5th 2018

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

Double-crested Cormorants were seen in several areas.

Great Blue Herons were seen in a few locations.

The resident Bald Eagles were seen as well as several young.

Wood Ducks, American Wigeon and Mallards were seen in many places.

Golden-crowned Sparrows were seen near the parking lot.

Northern Flickers were seen in the Salwein Creek forest.

Willows are starting to bloom.

Red-winged Blackbirds can be heard along the trails.

A River Otter was seen while we were walking along the trail.

We saw two American Kestrels as we wandered a trail.

We came across a Red-tailed Hawk tagged by the team at Vancouver Airport. They capture,tag and relocate the birds to avoid air collisions with aircraft. If you see one, report the tag, date, time and place seen.

On the second, after our walk, we took a drive to Sumas Prairie which has a lot of Bald Eagles at the moment.

Trumpeter Swans are seen in many farm fields at this time of year.

On our way home on the fifth, we stopped at Brown Creek Wetlands where we saw a few Great Blue Herons.

Weather
February 01 Rain 37F (2.7C) Afternoon 41.5F 5.2C)
February 02 Heavy Rain 44.3F (6.8C) Afternoon 51.3F (10.7C)
February 03 Rain 48F (8.8C) Afternoon 50.2 (10.1C)
February 04 Heavy Rain 40 (4.4C) Afternoon 53.2F (11.7C)
February 05 Cloudy 47F (8.3C) Afternoon 48.6F (9.2C)

We enjoyed seeing Den with Marshall, Kathy with Tula, Charlie with Jack, Randy with Chesney, Liz and Gordon with Boomer, as well as Dick on the trails.

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