January, 2018

January 16th to 18th 2018

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

A Bald Eagle swooped down over the ducks swimming on the slough, sending them flying. It managed to catch a fish and took it to a tree to eat.

Double-crested Cormorants are visiting for the winter.

A Fox Sparrow spent time with a few Golden-crowned Sparrows and White-crowned Sparrows.

A Great Blue Heron was seen in the Salwein Creek.

Dark-eyed Juncos were seen along the way.

Black-capped Chickadees watched us as we walked along.

Ring-necked Ducks and a Lesser Scaup were seen in the slough.

We took a short walk along the Rotary Trail near the Vedder River.

The mountains were hazy in the distance.

A young Bald Eagle perched near the trail.

Great Blue Herons were seen in the trees.

A male Goldeneye was swimming in the river.

A little Merlin perched in a tree near a green space, watching for prey.

Since we had nothing important to do today, we took a short walk at Sardis Park.

Little Buffleheads paddled and preened and paddled some more.

Common Mergansers were seen on the pond.

American Coots were seen as well.

Domestic Ducks are usually seen at Sardis Park.

A small flock of Cackling Geese was seen.

Many Mallards and a few Wood Ducks were seen.

A male Northern Shoveler paddled along.

Great Blue Herons were seen in trees.

Hooded Mergansers were seen as well.

January 16 Cloudy 39F (3.8C) Afternoon 52F (11.1C)
January 17 Cloudy 42F (5.5C) Afternoon 43.3F (6.2C)
January 18 Cloudy 47F (8.3C) Afternoon 48F 8.8C)

We enjoyed seeing Charlie with Jack, Alyson with Chesney, Krista, Orla, Tracy with Dexter, Jenny and Bill, as well as Dick McK. On the trails.

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