We took a mini vacation to Vancouver, BC last week. Part 1 of the trip. can be seen here.
DAY 3 - Wednesday, March 12th, 2014.
On our 3rd day my mom stayed in the hotel and rested, she was just too tired. So I took off at 10am in a cab and went to the Bloedel Floral Conservatory.
I saw all the birds below, plus... a Silver Pheasant, a Lady Amherst Pheasant, an Eastern Rosella, and a Female Electus. The pictures just didn't turn out very good, as they were not in good lighting.
Green Winged Macaws
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
This bird was quite the talker, saying pretty bird, hello and goodbye, over and over and over lol So cute.
Canary I think
Male Eclectus Parrot
Red Winged Laughing Thrush
This bird picked up this receipt and carried it all over, was pretty funny.
Blue and Gold Macaw
Gouldian Finches, 2 different variations
Gouldian Finch (a 3rd variation), Star Finch, Green Singing Finch and possibly a Gray Singing Finch
Canary I think
The view from the Bloedel Floral Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park. It was amazing.
Love this statue.
Not sure where I took this one lol but somewhere in between Queen Elizabeth Park and Stanley Park.
After I took a cab to Stanley Park near the totem poles and walked to the Brockton Point Lighthouse.
The view from Stanley Park.
3 pictures merged into 1 panorama.
The view from Brockton Point.
This was on a map somewhere else. Very interesting.
At the end of the day we watched a new Criminal Minds and a new CSI.
And now for the Wildlife... from DAY 2 & DAY 3.
(Just easier to put everything together)
This pair was outside the Bloedel Floral Conservatory up high in a tree (glad I brought my biggest lens lol)
More Bald Eagles or hawks, we saw a lot that looked like Bald Eagles.
Double-crested Cormorants I think. Saw 3 or 4.
I saw a lot of them, and because my friend Stacy loves them I am always drawn to them. They are quite beautiful birds.
lol at first glance I thought these were Bald Eagles and was just about freaking out.
I have a thing for Seagulls, not sure why but I love them.
(Will identify later)
Great Blue Heron Rookery with birds and nests. My tour driver said this is the largest Great Blue Heron Rookery in Canada, with over 200 birds. The Great Blue Heron is one of my all time favorite birds and so I thought this was pretty cool to see. We have a smaller rookery in my city, but this is cool.
Female House Sparrow I think
And this little girl was being walked. I couldn't resist asking to take a picture, she was so adorable.
DAY 4 - Thursday, March 13th, 2014.
We headed to the airport early in the morning, and arrived home in Alberta at 3:15pm Alberta time. We had a bit of turbulence on the way home, thankfully it didn't last too long.
I also took some videos and will share later if I can edit them properly. It was so beautiful flying over the mountains.