The Great Blue Heron is waiting to catch small fish to take to the nest at the colony for herons at the South East location of Stanley Park. This is the largest urban colony in North America. Unfortunately I do not know the name of these ducks. They are migratory birds. A young one is looking for food.
Lost Lagoon was like a mirror this morning at sunrise. There was a light fog on the surface and the reflections were impressive. I had to post three different views as I could not decide which one was my favourite. To have such a view only less than 1.5 km from downtown is amazing. Not many cities can beat us.
This is a photo of False Creek around 1915. It was primarily industrial and with sawmills being the majority. This False Creek today, to the left Olympic Village, Cambie Street Bridge in the middle and on the right BC Place Stadium and the new Marriott Hotel
I have follwed this family for the last seven days and they are at this spot exactly at the same time. I have watch how fast the goslings grow and you can see the difference in size in this picture. I am surprised that they have not missed one of their goslings, inspite of coming from the forest where we have aggresive coyotes with pups. I call that survival.
At sunrise you can more clearly see how houses and highrises in West Vancouver are crawling up towards Cypress Mountain. There are some marvellous views from there of Grater Vancouver, Mount Baker, English Bay and Vancouver Island.
I do not know, but it is something with this view that make stop every morning on my way home. I find it restful, the fence in the front, the shadows from the sun, the shape of the trees. Even my two dogs sit down next to me and look at the view.
Every year on May 17, Norwegians shed their typically reserved shell to dress up, hit the streets and party, except this year due to Covid-19. Normally iIt’s a day full of national pride, While many countries celebrate their national day with a military parade, Norway’s 17 May is more of a party for everyone, especially the children. The Royal Palace is the background with the Rroyal family on the balcony greeting the children.
The herons in Stanley Park are a non-migratory subspecies of the Great Blue Heron. 80% of the world’s population of this subspecies lives in BC’s Lower Mainland and eastern Vancouver Island and this year there are approximately 82 active nests. They are fequent visitrors to the shoreline of English Bay to catch food for the family.