February, 2018

February 15th to 19th 2018

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

One morning, snow covered the pathways and shrubs.

A couple of Bewick’s Wrens were in the forest of the Salwein Creek Loop.

Buffleheads were seen in a few areas.

Black-capped Chickadees were visible in many locations.

Double-crested Cormorants were seen as usual

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The resident Bald Eagles were at their nest site.

Gadwalls were seen along the way.

Pied-billed Grebes were seen as well.

A female Green-winged Teal rested at the edge of the water.

A small Hawk was seen from the Salwein Creek bridge.

House Finches were seen near the Rotary Interpretive Centre.

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

A Peregrine Falcon was also in the same area.

An American Kestrel was seen as well.

Ring-necked Ducks were seen in many areas.

Wood Ducks were seen in a few spots.

American Robins were seen in a few spots.

Spotted Towhees were seen in the Salwein Creek Loop.

Trumpeter Swans were seen flying to farm fields.

February 15 Clear 32F (0C) Afternoon 40.5F (4.7C)
February 16 Rain 37F (2.7C) Afternoon 42.4F (5.7C)
February 17 Wintery Mix 32F (0C) Afternoon 45.1F (7.2C)
February 18 Clear 27F (-2.7C) Wind Chill 16F (-8.8C) Afternoon 32.5F (.2C)
February 19 Clear 25F (-3.8C) Wind Chill 16F (-8.8C) Afternoon 38.1F (3.3C)

We always enjoy seeing Janet, Hazel and Karen doing a bird count for the Great Blue Heron Nature Society, Elan with Lady, Alyson with Chesney, Brenda with Finnegan, Charlie with Jack, as well as Christa on the trails. We also enjoyed having a chat with Muriel, Billie and Dick Rotary Interpretive Centre Gift Shop.

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