February, 2018

February 22nd to 24th 2018

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

Double-crested Cormorants were seen as usual.

Click below to see a video of Double-crested Cormorants & Pied-billed Grebe.

Pied-billed Grebes, Mallards and Gadwalls paddled along the water with snow falling.

Hooded Mergansers were seen as well.

American Wigeon paddled along the Salwein Creek and many other spots.

Brown Creepers were seen in the Salwein Creek forest.

The resident Bald Eagles and an immature Bald Eagle were seen near the Heronry.

House Finches and Spotted Towhees were seen near the Rotary Interpretive Centre.

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

Two American Kestrels were seen resting on one of the fans of the farm barns.

Dark-eyed Juncos were seen in many areas.

Fox Sparrows were seen in many areas.

Song Sparrows were also seen in many areas, some were singing.

Golden-crowned Sparrows were seen along the trails.

American Robins were seen along the way.

European Starlings are usually seen.

A very handsome male Purple Finch was seen in a Blackberry.

February 22 Clear 27F (-2.7C) Wind Chill 19F (-7.2C) Afternoon 43.9F (6.6C)
February 23 Snow 25F (-3.8C) Wind Chill 19F (-7.2C) Afternoon 31.5F (-.2C)
February 24 Heavy Snow 35.4F (1.8C) Afternoon 42.5F (5.8C)

We enjoy seeing Charlie with Jack, Elan and Kara with Lady, Alyson with Chesney, Liz and Gordon with Boomer, Christa, as well as Janet, Karen and Hazel doing a bird count for the Great Blue Heron Nature Society on the trails.

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