July 2019

July 8th & 9th 2019

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

Northern Flickers with juveniles were seen near the gate.

There is always a Willow Flycatcher near the gate to the Heronry.

Beavers are one of the few creatures which do not startle Wood Ducks. There were several Wood Ducks seen both days.

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A Cottontail Rabbit lives in the area under the Heronry.

A Spotted Sandpiper was seen in the slough, near the Heronry.

Eastern Kingbirds were seen at the far end of the road past the Heronry.

American Goldfinch were seen nearby.

American Robins were seen in a few areas.

European Starlings are usually seen.

A few young Common Yellowthroats were seen following adults, in many areas.

A Bullock’s Oriole was in the Alders near the Main Entrance.

House Finches were seen near the North Lagoon viewing area.

A Painted Lady Butterfly was seen in Buddleia.

Black-headed Grosbeaks were seen in the same area.

We took a walk along the Lickman Road Dike where Savannah Sparrows were gathering food for their young.

Song Sparrows were also seen.

White-crowned Sparrows were also seen.

July 08 Cloudy 52F (11C) Afternoon 77F (25C)
July 09 Sunny 59F (15C) Afternoon 85F (29C)

It was nice to see Charlie with Jack, Terry with Bogie, David, Leona and Warner, Penny during our walks.

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