Mother nature is a talented sculptor. She created this one somewhere on the West-Coast. The winter storms deposited it in Little Bay. It is partially covered with barnacles. That gives it a bit of a texture. It looks stunning against the Beaufort Mountains and the blue sky. The tides keep polishing it with every touch of the waves. The sun keeps aging it. The birds use it for a resting post and photographers are archiving it before the next storm sweeps it away.
This photo is from the infamous Vancouver Island. It was taken in the winter when the waters are flowing heavily. I used a camera setting to freeze the motion of the water. That made the water look somewhat milky white.
There are many bird nests in the cliffs of the Oldman River. Usually under an overhang keeping them dry and protected. The are interesting pieces of architecture made by small birds. After talking to Ken at the Helen Shuler Nature Center in Lethbridge I leaned that they are most likely Cliff Swallow nests. It looks like they are empty at the moment waiting for the tenants to return.
I could not believe my eyes when I saw this little bird flying by. It was near me and flew over to the next hillside. It picked something from the soil. When I searched the internet on blue birds in South Alberta I saw references to birds that looks like my little blue bird in this photo. The Indigo Bounty and the Mountain Blue Bird. Talking to Ken at Helen Shuler Nature Center gave me confirmation about the Mountain Blue Bird. He said those are the only ones in the Lethbridge area.
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