Len, the Pond is East of the Osprey Nest on the other side of the train tracks. I posted the second photo which i took Monday morning to show Randy that there were no logs floating along the south side of the pond where the Heron photo was taken. Jon i saw the Heron walking along the train tracks so i stopped beside the pond to take a photo of it. It flew to the pond low over the surface and landed not far from me, i took the photo and left and wasn`t until i uploaded the photos did i see the what i believe is an Alligator.
Post by nickinthegarden on Jul 1, 2020 20:38:24 GMT -8
I have spent a lot of time in that area over the years and it is a popular spot with wildlife, bikers, walkers, runners, dogwalkers and birders. There might be a bit of confusion, the Osprey nest is on the corner of Page Road and Sumas Mountain Road, not Fore Road which is a couple kilometers away. The pond is on the east side of Sumas Mountain Road just after it crosses over the railway tracks. The area frequently hosts bush parties and garbage dumpers who throw tires, mattresses, car parts, old logs some that are burnt and bags of garbage into the pond. In better days I have seen beavers and otters and a variety of water fowl in the pond. If there are any gators in there they are likely old pool toys that were dumped into it. With the Fraser in flood mode who knows what else could have been swept in there, but the chance of a real gator would be pretty slim. It is a little bit fun to think we might get some tropical reptile in there but that water is cold!
You are right Len there is a second one a smaller one hugging the shore below the Heron.
I figured that was the pond you meant as I saw the RR tracks. I blew your pictures up a bit and they certainly look intriguing. The subject behind the Heron seems to be at an odd angle. I was out there yesterday and didn't see anything but I will check out every time I am out there. From a distance of course🤔
Last Edit: Jul 2, 2020 9:58:24 GMT -8 by oldfulica