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May 2019


May 7th & 8th 2019

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

We saw three Beavers this morning.

Red-winged Blackbirds were seen.

Black-capped Chickadees were seen with food for nestlings.

Brown-headed Cowbirds were also seen.

A Northwestern Crow was seen chasing a Common Raven away from the area.

The Heronry resident Bald Eagles have been busy keeping young Bald Eagles away from their nest.

Northern Flickers have started nesting.

Mallards were seen in the slough.

A Canada Goose was seen in the marsh at the far end of the road past the Heronry.

Orange-crowned Warblers were seen in the same area in a Hawthorn.

American Robins were in the same location.

Tree Swallows were seen here as well.

A Peregrine Falcon perched on a snag in the distance.

A Cooper’s Hawk landed on a stump near the Heronry.

A male American Wigeon was preening in the slough.

The Great Blue Herons have chicks in the nest. The adults are very active and the chicks are very vocal.

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Wood Ducks were seen in many areas. We found one female with several newly hatched ducklings.

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Yellow-rumped Warblers were seen as well.

Common Yellowthroats were seen along the way.

A Cottontail Rabbit was seen near the Rotary Interpretive Centre when we were leaving.

We took a walk along the Lickman Road dike where a Red-tailed Hawk flew overhead.

An Anna’s Hummingbird perched on a twig.

Weather
May 07 Sunny 51F (11C) Afternoon 79F (26C)
May 08 Cloudy 53F (12C) Afternoon 84F (29C)

It was nice to see Charlie with Jack, Terry with Bogie, Graham, Randy with Chesney, Frank and Corrie, Jock with Hunter, Lorraine, Tracy with Doug and Whitey, Christa, Marco with Pepsi and Nali, Leona, Zdenek and Denise during our walk.

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