Gull updates

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Series: Nesting Gulls

After my rounds checking nests on the Granville Street Bridge, I walked over to the Cambie Street Bridge1 to check up on a nest that was there last year. Not only was the nest there again, but there were two chicks and one egg!

Cambie Nest

Cambie Nest

Cambie Nest

Nesting Gulls

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Series: Nesting Gulls

A Glaucous-winged Gull on its nest, panting to keep cool.

A Glaucous-winged Gull on its nest, panting to keep cool.

In Vancouver the start of summer marks the beginning of nesting season for our resident Glaucous-winged Gulls (Larus glaucescens). While many nest in colonies on rocky islands and beaches, some have taken to nesting on rooftops around the city.

I recently revisited four locations where I spotted nests last year while helping out with a census of gull nests in the city.

Here is another contribution of photography to the Why Evolution Is True website of birds photographed in and around Vancouver, BC. You can find the original post here.

Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

Place three paper clips in your hand. That is the average weight of an Anna’s Hummingbird (4 grams). This male was keeping watch over his territory at a local park. Check out those little feet! I recommend Jon Dunn’s ‘The Glitter in the Green’ if you’d like to be utterly amazed by these impossible birds.

Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)