September 2019

September 5th to 9th 2019

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

Pied-billed Grebes were seen near the Heronry.

Far down the road past the Heronry, a Gray Catbird called to us through a tangle of branches.

Adult and juvenile Great Blue Herons were seen in a few areas.

Mallards, Green-winged Teals and Northern Shovelers were also seen.

American Wigeons have returned for the winter.

Wood Ducks were seen as usual.

A Hooded Merganser was seen as well.

Song Sparrows were seen as usual.

Dark-eyed Juncos have started to return to spend winter here.

Lincoln’s Sparrows were seen in many areas.

A Savannah Sparrow was also seen.

Western Tanagers were seen in several spots.

Spotted Towhees were seen.

White-crowned Sparrows were seen

A White-throated Sparrow was seen just before we saw Janet, Karen and Emily doing their bird count.

A Swainson's Thrush was nearby.

A female Hairy Woodpecker was seen near the parking lot, one morning, just before we left.

September 05 Sunny 58F (14C) Afternoon 92F (33C)
September 06 Sunny 56F (13C) Afternoon 88F (31C)
September 07 Cloudy 55F (13C) Afternoon 82F (28C
September 08 Cloudy/Misty 61F (16C) Afternoon 66F (19C)
September 09 Cloudy/Misty 61F (16C) Afternoon 64F (18C)

It was nice to see Charlie with Jack, Terry with Bogie, Leona and Werner, Elsie and Ken with Blue, Denise with Summer, Tove with Benji, Alyson with Chesney, Janet, Karen and Emily doing a bird count for the Great Blue Heron Nature Society, Graham, Dick, Randy with Chesney during our walks.

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