A bunch of random pictures
Birds around the Seawall
I remember as a kid growing up learning about mallards and the males
having green heads. That was the first time I really looked at
birds and realized that they don't all look the same. Turns out I
didn't really get that far. I figured those green headed mallards
are the dominant duck here, all year round. Wrong. American
Widgeon's are pretty common here in the winter, but living near the
ocean, there are a bunch of other species that also call false creek
home. I went for a short walk and took a few photos of the ducks
in my very urban area.
What this taught me is a really need a longer
lens.Skiing at Cypress
It's been a good year for cross country skiing. Helen, Mark and I
went up for a sunny afternoon (night skiing starts at 3pm) and I
brought a long a camera. Turns out sunny meant icy and while we
could get to some of the higher trails, we didn't have a lot of time
(or patience) to explore them.
After watching the beautiful sunset, we
skiied a bit
more and then went home. Still a good day though!
Around Burns Bog
The numbers for burns bog are quite impressive - It's
largest piece of undeveloped urban land in North America and apparently
it is home to at least one bear. Sadly, very little of the bog is
open to the public. We went for a little hike.
The part was pretty quite, but we did spot a
woodpecker. It's still early in the year so the sun was low on
the horizon all day long.
Tags: bird(3), Cypress Mountain(3), snow(2), sunset(2), skiing(1), power line(1)
People: Helen(2), John(1), Mark(1)
From: John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2020 to 2005 > February 2008
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