I don’t usually deal in images that portray human suffering – I’m not afraid of it in any manner, and I’m not disgusted by it. I’m unhappy that people are homeless, and that others will walk by and either ignore or simply not see people that are homeless…
What most people refer to as seagulls or sea gulls are actually birds in the scientifically classified family Laridae- the gull and tern” family with more than 35 species in it.
Gulls at Point Holmes, but what species?
It really does not matter what species a gull is when it drops a wet surprise on you, but if you’re curious, there are eight species that are commonly seen on Vancouver Island and much of coastal British Colombia:
Glaucous-winged Gull—The most abundant gull on the BC coast.
Western Gull—This species is not abundant anywhere in BC, but is regularly seen in small numbers around Vancouver Island.
Herring Gull—Herring Gulls are fairly uncommon in the Georgia and Juan de Fuca Straits.
Thayer’s Gull—In fall, winter, and spring, this arctic-breeder is more numerous than Western and Herring Gulls but is still often vastly outnumbered by Glaucous-winged Gulls.
California, Ring-billed, Mew and Bonaparte’s Gulls—Smaller than the four gulls listed above and somewhat easier to distinguish based on their size and other features.
Something a little bit different today - a bit of snow on the Beauforts. The snow is pretty and much needed to ensure that the Comox Valley and Cumberland water supply systems will have a good pack of snow for the spring and summer.
The view of the mountains is what I was looking for - in this case, I'm looking across the runway at CFB Comox and the view is spectacular.
You can see a larger image and read more on my blog...
The Maintenance Building in Major's Hill Park is a modest building with a picturesque roof and walls of rough cut, irregularly coursed limestone. It stands within sight of Parliament Hill and the Ottawa River.
The building was erected as a potting house in 1901. The construction of the potting house accompanied turn-of-the-century renovations to an existing greenhouse, and the construction of a new conservatory, a two-storey summerhouse, and new fountains and walkways. These were built in accordance with plans developed by Public Works to enhance the attractiveness of the park. ... See MoreSee Less