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February 2008Go to Slide Show

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.

American WigeonFemale Common Goldeneye
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.

Helen And IAt SunsetHelen And Mark At Sunset
Sun Going Down Over Power Lines
After watching the beautiful sunset, we skiied a bit more and then went home.  Still a good day though!

Walking Around Burns Bog
SBoard Walk
The numbers for burns bog are quite impressive - It's apparently the 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.

Woodpecker On Blue Background
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.


Sun Going Down Over Power Lines
Altitude: 940m (3083 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Cypress Provincial Park, power line, snow, sunset
SBoard Walk
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: boardwalk, swamp
Helen And Mark At Sunset
Person: Helen, Mark
Altitude: 950m (3116 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Cypress Provincial Park, power line, skiing, snow, sunset
Female Common Goldeneye
Species: Bucephala clangula (Common Goldeneye)
Tags: bird
Helen And IAt Sunset
Person: Helen, John
Altitude: 945m (3100 feet)
Location: Go To...
American Wigeon
Species: Anas americana (American Wigeon)
Tags: bird
Woodpecker On Blue Background
Species: Picoides villosus (Hairy Woodpecker)
Altitude: 2m (6 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: bird, tree
Tags: forest, HDR
Tags: bird(3), snow(2), sunset(2), Cypress Provincial Park(2), power line(2), skiing(1)
People: Helen(2), John(1), Mark(1)
From: John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > February 2008

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