April, 2018

April 15, 2018

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

The East Bird Blind is starting to show the beginning of the “greening of spring”.

A Beaver floated past as we wandered along.

A female Red-winged Blackbird carried nesting material.

A male Anna’s Hummingbird was seen at the Salwein Creek Loop.

American Robins are one of the birds we first learned of as children and are a favourite of ours.

Plants which many birds depend on like Salmonberries, Twinberries and Wild Cherries are blooming.

Black-capped Chickadees are usually seen.

Golden-crowned Sparrows were seen nearby.

A male Downy Woodpecker was seen near the Rotary Interpretive Centre.

One of the resident Bald Eagles came in for a landing near the Heronry.

Barn Swallows were seen perched near the slough.

Tree Swallows were seen as well, a couple of males were still being cantankerous with each other.

Violet-green Swallows were also present.

April 15 Cloudy/Clear 42F (5.5C) Afternoon 59F (15C)

We always enjoy seeing Charlie with Jack, Terry with Bogie, Dave with Finnegan, Sandra and Glenn with Shadow, Elsa and Jasmine, John Larsen, Randy with Chesney as well as Kara on the trails.

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