Splash down!

PIGU

I’m still blitzing away for Vancouver Bird Week 2014, with a shot of a Pigeon Guillemot splashing down a few days ago next to Burrard Dry Dock Pier in North Vancouver.

Regular readers of my blog will know that I’m somewhat obsessed with these slightly goofy birds. I was lucky to get this shot that shows how they “land” (crash, really) in water. On a more serious note, this is a bellwether species whose presence (or absence) indicates how well (or how poorly) an ecosystem is doing. Remains to be seen what the big plans put forward by the City of North Vancouver will do to this small PIGU colony.

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