A Sunny Day

After a few days of rain, the sun finally came out to brighten things up and I decided to check in on the Herons at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve. Of course, I have to check in on any other birds and critters while I am there also.

Until I moved to B.C., I had never seen so many Herons and didn’t know that they nested in colonies.

According to Google, “Herons lay 2–5 eggs, usually between February and April, which hatch in about 30 days.”

I don’t know if any of them have laid eggs yet or not. If they lay up to 5 eggs, they might not start to incubate until they have 3 or 4 eggs in the nest. So there may be some eggs in at least some of the nests already. I will be very excited to see my first Heron chicks.

The Heron on the right seems to be sitting on her nest – maybe she already has eggs in it.

Instead of just wandering around the Heron Reserve, I decided that I needed a good walk to make up for the lower step days due to the rain & clouds over the last few days. I left my car at the reserve and walked back to the Vedder River to get me moving more. I almost always reach my step goal, but some days are just strolls inside my apartment building – those steps aren’t as productive as a brisk walk outside though. Of course, I took photos along the way.

The Vedder River through the trees

5 thoughts on “A Sunny Day

  1. Dear Mavis, Hope all is well with you, the crazy weather, and the blue herons! Just had a note back from Ryan, who says that the 50 mile Kilimanjaro climb is on the list! I guess I did not need to write to him to find that out, did i? The virtual safari is a work in progress, he reports. Stay well, stay safe! Cheers, Tim George, AKA Stumblebum


    1. Thanks Tim – everything is fine here – hope the same for you. I’ve been following Ryan’s progress on Kilimanjaro and decided to finish the current one before moving on – but I’ll be in Africa soon. 🙂 It’s a short trail, but I’m sure it will be beautiful.


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