Yesterday was beautiful, with sun in the sky and energy in the wind. Every now and then, I see this unusually marked robin at Jericho Park. It was there when Black Jack and I went for our morning walk.
Biking to North Vancouver was enjoyable, with the wind behind me for a good part of the ride. When I arrived, Lawrence was peeking out over the top of his nest.
I watched Lawrence for quite some time. A photographer named Gary was there when I arrived. Then, Eric arrived, and after that, Henrik. I enjoyed feeling like one of the gang:) Photography seems to have few age or gender barriers. Check out Henrik's link to see his version of the day. You won't be sorry!
The tide was very low, and the sun and light were wonderful, but the wind that had felt so good on the bike was chilling me to the bone! Still, Lawrence was active and I couldn't leave.
I like the wrinkle curving from his chin to his wing, when Lawrence does his side-to-side motion.
You will have to click on this one to enlarge it, and a second click will make it even larger. It isn't the most perfect of photos, but there is something pleasing to me about the way Lawrence is framed by the boat and the way the water droplets rise. I'm not sure if Lawrence drags the stick in a show to attract Olivia, or whether it is just a bit too long to keep above water.
He loses the longer piece, but brings the other branch to the nest. His talons are most efficient, but once in a while, he misjudges what they can handle.
Lawrence flew over to the barge, and stayed there for quite some time. I watched this seagull and tried to forget my chilled bones. How on earth did it manage to fly with that starfish in its mouth?
The pylon holding the nest is in two pieces, held together with wire. I think there is quite a hole in the centre, and several times, I think Lawrence has stumbled in that gap. Here, I am convinced he was trying to build a more stable floor.
Bill arrived with Black Jack, and we had a cozy ride home in his beautiful Dodge Ram. I love Bill's truck. Before we left, we talked with a couple, John and Helen. They love birds, and we shared some stories. Meanwhile, Henrik and Eric braved the wind, taking advantage of the last few minutes before the rising tide overtook them.