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March, 2019


March 11, 2019

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

A Bewick’s Wren was seen in the Salwein Creek forest.

Red-winged Blackbirds were performing in the same area.

Buffleheads were seen on the North Lagoon.

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Male Common Mergansers were seen in the same area.

A Double-crested Cormorant found a log to stand on.

Two Northwestern Crows were seen at the slough.

The resident Bald Eagle was on its nest with Great Blue Herons on their nests nearby.The Great Blue Herons have returned to their nests. This is a very late homecoming for them.

Northern Flickers were seen together.

Pied-billed Grebes were seen on the North Lagoon.

Green-winged Teal were also seen there.

A Hairy Woodpecker was seen on a snag.

Hooded Mergansers were seen near the East Bird Blind.

Mallards wandered on the frozen slough and paddled in the open water of the East Bird Blind.

Osoberries are starting to bud.

A Raccoon was seen on the shore across the North Lagoon.

American Robins were seen in larger numbers than usual.

Song Sparrows were seen along the way.

Two Trumpeter Swans were seen from the Main Bridge.

Spotted Towhees were seen in many areas.

A White-crowned Sparrow was seen briefly.

Wood Ducks were seen from the East Bird Blind.

Weather
March 11 Cloudy 34F (01C) Afternoon 47F ( 08C)

We enjoyed seeing Alyson with Chesney, Christa, Deb, Fred, Janet, Liz and Gordon with Boomer on the trails.

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