Which brings me to Col. Sam and one of the unusual bird photographs I think I have ever taken. Here, have a gander:
Looks like some crazy albino turkey. But no.
Here are a few of the other more identifiable birds I've seen over the last few days:
Peregrine Falcon high above the Lift Bridge:
Surf Scoter in the canal below:
Not sure what his problem is:
So, as I get ready to travel south, I have a still modest 137 species and have submitted submitted 120 e-Bird lists in the first 54 days of 2016. Not your typical start to a Big Year, but this is not your traditional Big Year, even by my standards. Every day of travel is on a set schedule. That being said, I have miles to go and it's not even March. Oh, and I think I must start a new Rodent-y Things list for 2016, as I had done as a lark, in 2012: http://my2012bigyear.blogspot.ca/p/rodent-y-things.htm
Oh, I do so love when I use a word that also refers to birds, such as "gander" above and "lark" just now.
And finally, what was that crazy turkey looking thing?
Naturally, it was a Snowy Owl just before it made a big poop!