April 16th & 17th 2018
We enjoyed our usual walks at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.
Female Red-winged Blackbirds were seen near their nesting sites.
Cackling Geese were seen in a very large flock, looking like they were getting ready to go north to their nesting grounds. They had one Greater White-fronted Goose with them.
Northwestern Crows are often seen.
Canada Geese were performing the “dunking of the head” ritual prior to mating.
Green-winged Teals were seen in the slough.
A male America Kestrel was seen on the overhead wires near the parking lot.
American Robins were seen in a few areas.
Ring-necked Ducks were seen.
A Lesser Scaup was seen on the South Lagoon.
Song Sparrows were seen in blackberries.
Northern Rough-winged Swallows and Violet-green Swallows were seen along the way.
Turkey Vultures flew overhead.
Wood Ducks were seen as well.
April 16 Rain 42F (5.5C) Afternoon 46.6F (8.1C)
April 17 Rain/Windy/Clear 44F (6.6C) Afternoon 55F (12.7C)
We enjoyed seeing Charlie with Jack, Terry with Bogie, Alyson with Chesney as well as Frank and Corrie on the trails.
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