Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bike path congestion.

The newly paved Railway bike path has been commandeered by rude visitors.

They present a three-dimensional challenge.  Oomph!
 
(I didn't really almost run into them.  I clicked these pictures using a telephoto lens. They're farther ahead than they seem.)

A bucolic scene.

Glad my bike has fenders.

6 comments:

Seagull Steve said...

Haha...can't say we get urban Snows in California, at least not like you do. Looks like winter is coming...

Hugh said...

Steve, It's a phenomenon that started a few years ago. They've become very comfortable hanging out in the schoolyards and parks in this city. People ask where to go see them. I point them to a local playground. A Richmondite is a person with Snow Goose poop on his/her shoes.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Weren't you doing some kind of snow geese schoolyard survey with your kid a while back?

Hugh said...

Katie, Yes, two winters ago the geese did a lot of damage so he did his science project on them

http://rockpaperlizard.blogspot.ca/2012/04/which-schoolyards-in-richmond-snow.html

Last winter they weren't around as much. They wander quite a bit, depending on what I don't think anyone really knows.

biobabbler said...

Fenders are designed to fend off advances, whether fowl, foul weather, or mammalian. Useful things.

Pretty dang jealous of you w/so many beautiful birdies chillin' nearby. I get to see them at a local national wildlife refuge in the winter, but always from afar. What a lovely commotion they make. =)

Hugh said...

bb: It's the poop. Without fenders you're doomed to become befouled by the combinaton of goose poop and centrifugal force.

Re your second point: I don't think many people realize how unique this phenomenon is. Here we pretty much have that lovely commotion (well said) in our back yards.