May 2019

May 22nd & 23rd 2019

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

Beavers were enjoying some time at the edges of the slough. One of the Beavers was surprised by a duck and splashed before continuing on it way to eat at the edge of the slough. A Canada Goose started vigorously treading water when the Beaver got too close to the Canada Goose goslings. A female Mallard came over to see one of the goslings and got rebuffed.

The Great Blue Heron chicks are rapidly growing. The adults are busy keeping them fed and safe.

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House Finches had fledglings following them.

Mallards had ducklings in tow until they reached a shoreline where it was every duckling for itself.

American Robins were seen as usual.

Tree Swallows and Barn Swallows were seen.

A male Common Yellowthroat showed itself for a moment.

Wood Ducks were seen in many areas.

Cedar Waxwings were seen in good sized flocks.

We took a walk along the Lickman Road dike, where we saw a MacGillivray’s Warbler in a shady area.

Lazuli Buntings were seen in the upper parts of young Cottonwoods.

Tree Swallows were seen on fence posts.

An American Robin had a beak full of healthy food for nestlings.

A White-crowned Sparrow paused on barbed wire.

May 22 Sunny 53F (12C) Afternoon 83F (28C)
May 23 Sunny 57F (14C) Afternoon 81F (27C)

It was nice to see Charlie with Jack, Terry with Bogie, Beverly with Sampson and Mogli, John with Leo, Lucy with Blondie and Leroy, Alyson with Chesney, Christa, Melinda and Rob with Bosley, Sue during our walk. We stopped in at the ritg for a nice visit with Eileen, Camille, Kay and Alina.

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