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October, 2018


October 19th & 20th 2018

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

The slough had a fine fog over it when we first arrived in the mornings.

A Great Blue Heron flew in to land near the Heronry one morning.

Northern Flickers were seen both days.

Northwestern Crows were seen in a snag watching something below.

Pied-billed Grebes were seen in the slough while talking to Christa.

House Finches were seen along the trail.

Mallards were seen in many areas.

A Peregrine Falcon watched the slough from a high perch in a snag.

Song Sparrows are usually seen.

A White-throated Sparrow was seen near the parking lot entrance.

Hooded Mergansers were seen on the lagoons.

Buffleheads have returned from their summer nesting sites to overwinter in our area.

A Virginia Rail was seen in the marsh at the Centre Bird Blind. All we could get was a very fuzzy dark photo before it disappeared.

Wood Ducks were seen in several areas as usual.

Weather
October 19 Clear 48F (09C) Afternoon 70F (21C)
October 20 Clear 37F (03C) Afternoon 70F (21C)

We enjoyed seeing Charlie with Jack, Terry with Bogie, Christa, Ed K., Leona and Warner, Jenny and Bill, Janet, Karen and Hazel doing a bird count for the Great Blue Heron Nature Society, Alyson and Randy with Chesney, Denise with Summer, Tove with Benji, Rick S., Helmut during our walk. We stopped in at the Rotary Interpretive Centre Gift Shop for a nice visit with Camille, Mike and Dick.

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