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September 2019


September 26th to 30th 2019

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

One morning, during our walk, we enjoyed seeing a Beaver grooming itself. Wood Ducks were paddling nearby. The Wood Ducks were also seen in their usual locations. Some were checking out a hole in a snag.

Cackling Geese were seen almost every day.

Black-capped Chickadees are usually seen.

The resident Bald Eagles were working on their nest.

Golden-crowned Sparrows were seen.

Pied-billed Grebes were seen in a few areas.

Green-winged Teals have become a regular sighting.

One morning, a Hooded Merganser paddled past.

Anna’s Hummingbirds were at the Rotary Interpretive Centre feeders.

Dark-eyed Juncos were seen.

Long-billed Dowitchers were still foraging on the shoreline of the slough.

A Northern Pintail floated past while we were wandering along the slough.

Ring-necked Ducks have returned to over-winter here.

A Red-tailed Hawk watched from a perch in a higher tree.

Turkey Vultures landed in the farm field.

American Wigeons were enjoying the slough.

Northern Shovelers were seen in the slough.

We took a short walk at Sardis Park with our family where Red-eared Slider Turtles were sunning on logs.

Weather
September 26 Rain 55F (13C) Afternoon 62F (17C)
September 27 Cloudy 54F (12C) Afternoon 54F (12C)
September 28 Cloudy 48F (09C) Afternoon F (C)
September 29 Cloudy 49F (09C) Afternoon F (C)
September 30 Sunny 48F (09C) Afternoon 63F (17C)

It was nice to see Karen with Roxy, Janet and Karen doing a bird count for the Great Blue Heron Nature Society, Christa, Liz and Gordon with Boomer, Alyson with Chesney, Leona, Peter with Gunner, Jill and Scot with Manny during our walks. We stopped in at the Rotary Interpretive Centre Gift Shop a few time for nice visits with Bonnie, Carrie, Janet, Hazel and Camille. We also enjoyed a few walks with our visiting family.

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