Here are some photos Andrea sent me to share. Unfortunately, she captured these on private property and asks for understanding that we say this was in the eastern part of the Fraser Valley. I can respect that despite being keen to see one some day.
Jon, agreed. Given the type of location how I understand it to be, I don't want to be the guy who brought the crowd. Let's hope it pops up in a public location. So long as it doesn't snow, it's quite a convenient colour.
Gord Fraser Valley Birding Administrator eBird Regional Editor (Fraser Valley)
I was sent this video taken at the Chilliwack River up at the end of Wilson Road which is several kilometers up from the Vedder Road bridge. It's taken with a cell phone so not the best quality but to me it looks very much like the Little Blue Heron? I don't think it's big enough or the right proportions to be a Great Egret or leucistic Great Blue Heron? Weird place for a heron or egret of any kind to have shown up. I've spent a lot of time on that river over the years and seeing a Great Blue much further upstream of the Vedder Bridge was never that common.
It was seen there on Oct 8 and I gather it (if the same bird) showed up next on Thanksgiving Day four days later. It was seen regularly up until the 24th when it was brought to our attention. Link to the video below!