Nature notes and photos from BC, Canada, mostly in the Lower Fraser Valley, Bella Coola, and Vancouver Island.
It's a characterful taster. It looks as if the bird is weighing up whether or not to step further.Lucy
So pretty, I love these little ones. Why haven't scientists figured out how they stay warm in such frigid water?
been away a while so caught up on all your recent posts. Loved the shots of the valley, especially troll king.
I am going to head north of the border for the first time since September tomorrow if all does well. My destination is White Rock. I have only five hours to make the round trip so it sounded like a safe destination as long as the border crossing times don't kill me. Maybe I'll get some pictures for my blog. - Margy
Country Mouse, It's not much of a mystery; a combination of constant feeding, efficient combustion (their lungs are better than ours), highly efficient insulation, specialized circulation (in the feet), and the ability to slow their metabolism during rest periods. I'm sure they have other tricks, as well; these are just off the top of my head.
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