July 2020

July 26th to 28th 2020

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

A juvenile American Crow was seen near the entrance.

A Beaver was pulling a load of Water Lily leaves home.

Red-winged Blackbirds were seen near the trail.

A flock of Black-throated Gray Warblers bounced through the leaves of a Willow.

Willow Flycatchers were seen in many spots.

A few Honey Bees were seen.

An Anna’s Hummingbird was seen enjoying Twinberry nectar.

A Bullock’s Oriole was seen at the far end of the road past the Heronry.

Really tiny Cottontail Rabbits were unafraid of anything or anyone.

Song Sparrows were seen as usual.

European Starlings were seen along the trails.

Northern Rough-winged Swallow fledglings waited to be fed.

Tree Swallow nestlings begged for food from the safety of their nest, while fledglings waited impatiently on twigs and snags to be fed.

Spotted Towhee fledglings were following adults.

Cedar Waxwings were seen but not as many as usual.

Common Yellowthroats were seen.

July 26 Sunny 54F (12C) Afternoon 94F (34C)
July 27 Sunny 60F (16C) Afternoon 98F (37C)
July 28 Sunny 60F (16C) Afternoon 86F (30C)

We practiced social distancing from Charlie with Jack, Leona, Liz and Gordon with Boomer, Brian, Alyson with Chesney, Heinz with Maggie during our walks.

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