If you have seen the movie 'Birds' and it scared you then you may want to avoid these next photos.
I was walking along Granville Street and happened upon this gathering of pigeons.
Did you know that pigeons are monogamous and will only lay one or two eggs which will hatch in about 18 days? They will usually reproduce year around and the young leave the nest after about four to six weeks. Then more eggs are laid. Descended from rock doves these city birds have no natural enemies. Between that and the amount they reproduce I guess that is why we have so many in cities!
Lloyd was one of the giants of the silent screen. He was a comic genius who once rivalled Charlie Chaplin in popularity and made over 200 films between 1913 and 1947. Sadly he is largely forgotten today.
(I would like to thank an article in the Vancouver Sun by John Mackie for information on the newly revealed sign.)
Some time ago I wrote on the Victoria Block on Pender Street. It was in rough shape and you can check out the original blog entry to see how bad it was. But when I walked by on Sunday I was pleased to see that someone has taken the initiative to restore it.
Karen Magill, Vancouver, Harold Lloyd, John Mackie, Pigeons, Ghost Sign, British Columbia