December, 2018

December 27th to 31st 2018

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

Common Mergansers were seen on the North Lagoon.

Double-crested Cormorants were seen during all our walks.

Click below to see video of Double-crested Cormorants.

Downy Woodpeckers were seen on a couple of days.

The resident Bald Eagles were seen.

Golden-crowned Sparrows were seen in shrubs along the way.

Pied-billed Grebes were seen as usual.

House Finches were a bright spot in the shrubs.

Hooded Mergansers were seen fishing.

House Sparrows were seen in shrubs near the parking lot.

Mallards were seen as usual.

The mountains in the distance were covered in snow.

A Red-tailed Hawk was seen, watching over the slough.

One frosty morning, a female Northern Shoveler was seen in the slough.

It was so nice on the 31st, a Song Sparrow broke into song.

Click below to see video of a Song Sparrow singing.

European Starlings were checking out holes in snags.

Wood Ducks were seen as usual.

December 27 Cloudy 36F (02C) Afternoon 40F (04C)
December 28 Wintery Mix 36F (02C) Afternoon 35F (02C)
December 29 Heavy Rain/Windy 36F (02C) Afternoon 51F (11C)
December 30 Cloudy 36F (02C) Afternoon 44F ( 07C)
December 31 Cloudy 33F (01C) Afternoon 41F ( 05C)

We enjoyed seeing Sue, Bill, Liz and Gordon with Boomer, Mary and Wilma, Randy with Chesney, John, Bonnie and Jack with Lizzie, Karen doing a bird count for the Great Blue Heron Nature Society, Christa, Jock with Hunter, Karen and Robert with Roxy, Marco with Pepsi and Nali, Linda with Zinnia, Elan and Lucas with Lady, Kara, Sydney, Dawson and Evan with Toffee, Warner, John, Diane and Ed with Lucy and Copper, Chris, Sue and Ron, Warner, Jason and Leona, Randy with Chesney, Deb, Dean, Liz and Gordon with Boomer, Elan with Lady on the trails.

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