May 2020

May 13th & 14th 2020

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

One day, we watched while a Beaver groomed itself and a Wood Duck preened nearby. We are always amazed to find Wood Ducks not afraid of Beavers, when anything else sends a Wood Duck flying off in a tizzy.

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Red-winged Blackbirds were calling.

A pair of Cinnamon Teal and pair of Blue-winged Teal flew past as we wandered along.

One of the Heronry resident Bald Eagles was busy sending an immature Bald Eagle on its way.

The Northern Flickers traded nesting detail.

American Goldfinches were seen.

Canada Geese were seen as well.

A Pileated Woodpecker was seen in the distance.

A male Rufous Hummingbird perched on a small stick.

American Robins were seen in several areas.

Song Sparrows were also seen.

A few Northern Rough-winged Swallows were seen.

Tree Swallows are still guarding nests.

Cedar Waxwings were seen along the way.

A female and a male Mallard landed near the Main Bridge. The female kept calling, seemingly agitated. Soon, we found out why. Young Mallard ducklings came out of hiding in the shoreline grasses.

Lupines were blooming.

Black-headed Grosbeaks were seen near the Rotary Interpretive Centre.

May 13 Rain 52F (11C) Afternoon 66F (19C)
May 14 Rain 47F (08C) Afternoon 69F (21C)

We practiced social distancing from Charlie with Jack, Terry with Bogey, Christa during our walks.

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