May 2019

May 12, 2019

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

A Northern Flicker was seen at the entrance gate.

A White-crowned Sparrow was seen nearby.

A Beaver brought a Salmonberry branch into the water to eat.

The Great Blue Herons are busy with chicks at the Heronry.

An Osprey was seen near the spot where they used to nest.

A pair of Canada Geese have nested where the Osprey used to nest, high upon a very tall old snag. One of the adults was with the goslings in the nest when we arrived. It flew down to the water and its mate. We watched as the adults called from the water below to the two goslings in the nest. Soon, one after the other, they daringly jumped from the snag to the grass below. One of the adults went into the grass and brought out the little goslings. The little goslings were unharmed and enjoyed paddling in the water and scrambling around on the shore while the adults bathed and kept watch.

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Wood Ducks were seen in many areas.

American Robins were seen in a few spots.

Tree Swallows were also seen.

Spotted Towhees were seen at the feeders.

A Warbling Vireo was seen in a tree above the trail.

A Hairy Woodpecker was seen on the Salwein Creek Loop trail.

The Bushtit nest is holding up to the weather.

Mallards were seen from the East Bird Blind and a few other spots.

May 12 Sunny 53F (12C) Afternoon 71F (22C)

It was nice to see Charlie with Jack, Terry with Bogie, Sue and Ulla, Denise with Summer, Tove with Benji during our walk.

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