April, 2018

April 1st & 2nd 2018

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

Great Blue Herons were foraging in the farm field and are working on their nests in the colony.

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A few Hooded Mergansers were seen nearby.

Mallards were seen in many areas, some near new growth of Iris.

Dark-eyed Juncos are leaving for their nesting grounds and are not seen as often.

Red-winged Blackbirds were seen along the way.

There was fresh snow on the nearby mountains.

The resident Bald Eagles are keeping an eye on their nest.

Northern Flickers were seen on snags.

Green-winged Teal were seen along the way.

Black-capped Chickadees were seen in a few areas.

Eurasian Collared-Doves were seen at the feeder area.

A Lesser Scaup was seen on the North Lagoon.

Large flocks of Swallows were seen in the marshy area at the far end of the road past the Heronry.

Spotted Towhees were seen in blackberries.

American Wigeon are getting ready to leave for their nesting grounds.

Wood Ducks were checking out nesting areas in old snags.

April 01 Cloudy/Windy 47F (8.3C) Wind Chill 45F (7.2C) Afternoon 49F (9.4C)
April 02 Cloudy 33F (.5C) Afternoon 50.4F (10.2C)

We enjoyed talking to Charlie with Jack, Terry with Bogie, Doug from Greendale Herb & Vine, Sue and Ulla, Darlene, Brenda with Finnegan as well as John Larsen on the trails.

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