Looking northwest from Spanish Banks. I took the express bus toward UBC today, hoping to get off at the Jericho Park pond and watch some ducks. The express bus did not stop at the pond, so I headed to Spanish Banks instead. The sun had just set when I arrived, but I did get to watch the changing colors of the sky until it turned … Continue reading A little after sunset
Seagulls eat starfish! This is a well documented fact on the internet. But, until yesterday, I had only seen seagulls eat bread, french fries, pizza and fried chicken. I once saw a seagull try to swallow half a bagel whole. I thought the gull was nuts. Turns out seagulls commonly swallow things whole. They swallow starfish whole (great pictures of a seagull swallowing a starfish in Vancouver’s Stanley Park; impressive video of a seagull swallowing a starfish). They also swallow cellphones and other plastic objects (Is there anything a gull won’t swallow?). These enormous objects go into their crop for later digestion (What is a bird’s crop?). I assume plastic objects usually get regurgitated (based on plastic objects link).
Jericho Beach, Vancouver, Canada. Mid-January. Continue reading Lingering midday fog