Everybody enjoys the picturesque views in BC. Even Blue Heron here, who appears to be relaxing and taking in a view of Lost Lagoon from a seemingly perfect vantage point. Three Blue Herons ended up making an appearance that afternoon. I've never seen so many together at the same time.
Bird here is environmentally-friendly and into recycling. It took a decaying tree and made a house out of it. Upon further inspection, there were bits of string hanging out of the hole as well so I can only imagine the goldmine of things for padding that had been accumulated inside. Good thing birds don't have fire marshals - there's no way insulation of fluff, string and assorted bits of potentially hazardous flammable materials would pass any fire code.
If only life were so simple as to be happily entertained with solely birds and balls (...and biscuits).
It's the close of the holiday season, and the weather certainly has not been frightful around these parts. We've had it generally mild and bright, and these birds were out making the most of basking under the chilly but blue skies at this apparent hot spot for bird meetings. I didn't park my car under them despite the satisfaction I'm sure they would've gotten out of it.
I didn't have a glass of water here, and was thankful for that after witnessing Bird pull this unsanitary fast one. I doubt that water jugs like this are scrubbed with as much soapy and hot water fervor as plates and forks. You wouldn't think the need to. Until seeing this.
For all you Scots out there an assortment of activities were held yesterday at the 2010 BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival in Coquitlam to celebrate your heritage. I was hungry and ready to partake in loads of haggis, but I found nary a bite of it available. There was lots of other fun to observe regardless:
Usually feeding the birds is frowned upon because it encourages them to stick around, expect handouts and make a mess. On Granville Island there seems to be a bird-friendly area where throwing bread for the birds gets a green light. Kids love it. So do adults. Geese, pigeons and ducks, oh my!