Monday, November 25, 2013

Stanley Park, Vancouver (Part 4, Totem Poles)

At the east end of Stanley Park there is a collection of totem poles belonging to the first nations to my knowledge carved by first nations artists.  When we are in Stanley Park we almost always take the time to photograph them, as we did on this occasion also, though with the sunlight and shadows it was somewhat difficult to get good pictures.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Stanley Park, Vancouver (Part 3, Lost Lagoon)

These photos are from Lost Lagoon, a part of Stanley Park, taken on a mostly foggy day.  We spent the day wandering the eastern end of the park around the waterfront and harbor and took so many pictures that I've not been able to put them all in one post.

There were a lot of birds, none of them rare or unusual and we took photos of them all.  They are Glaucous-winged Gulls, Great Blue Herons, Mute Swans, American Coots, Mallards, Pintails, Pelagic Cormorants, Canadian Geese, Common Crows, and a Red-shafted Flicker. 

We did see a Great Blue Heron snatch a Dragonfly out of the air and eat it and managed to get pictures of it as well.  He held the insect in his beak for quite some time before flipping it around and eating it.  The Mute Swans are not native to the USA and Canada.