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January 2021


January 10th to 18th 2021

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

There were ten Barrow’s Goldeneyes on the south lagoon.

A Common Goldeneye was seen on the north lagoon.

Red-winged Blackbirds are being seen more often.

Buffleheads were seen in the slough near the Heronry.

A Beaver paddled past one morning.

American Coots are being seen in the slough and the south lagoon.

Double-crested Cormorants are visiting for the winter.

A Coyote was seen one morning.

Pied-billed Grebes are usually seen.

Greater Scaups and Lesser Scaups were seen on the north lagoon during one of our walk.

Green-winged Teals were seen sleeping on a log in the slough during one of our walks.

A Lincoln’s Sparrow surprised us when it popped up in a Blackberry bush near the Heronry.

Ring-necked Ducks were seen in the slough and south lagoon.

Two White-throated Sparrows were seen near the Rotary Interpretive Centre feeders (the feeders were taken down temporarily for the health of the birds).

An Anna’s Hummingbird was near the Rotary Interpretive Centre feeders.

Weather
January 10 Cloudy 38F (03C) Afternoon 44F (07C)
January 11 Heavy Rain 38F (03C) Afternoon 45F (07C)
January 12 Heavy Rain 40F (04C) Afternoon 45F (07C)
January 13 Heavy Wind 45F (07C) Wind Chill 40F (04C) Afternoon 49F (09C)
January 14 Cloudy 39F (04C) Afternoon 45F (07C)
January 15 Cloudy 40F (04C) Afternoon 52F (11C)
January 16 Cloudy 39F (04C) Afternoon 47F (08C)
January 17 Cloudy 39F (04C) Afternoon 47F (08C)
January 18 Clear 38F (03C) Afternoon 50F (10C)

We practiced social distancing from Charlie with Jack, Christa, Mick with Roscoe, Reg, Terry with Bogey, Alyson and Randy with Chesney, Twyla with Gunner, Marco with Pepsi and Nali, Werner, Barbara and Jack with Mocha and Jock, Doug from Greendale Herb and Vine, Patrick with Sal, Bonnie going to open the Rotary Interpretive Centre Gift Shop, Helmut, Lisa, Lynn, Janet doing a bird count for the Great Blue Heron Nature Society, Jody, Nick, John V., Neal, Graham, Mick with Roscoe during our walks.

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