The Birds Of False Creek
Melanie Daniels: “I keep telling you, this isn’t a few birds! There are gulls, crows, swifts….!”
Mrs Bundy, elderly ornithologist: “I have never known birds of different species to flock together. The very concept is unimaginable. Why, if that happened, we wouldn’t have a chance! How could we possibly hope to fight them.”
Well, there’s been a gathering of disparate birds in False Creek – Gulls, Northwestern Crows, Great Blue Herons, Horned Grebes, Canada Geese, Barrow’s Goldeneyes, Bald Eagles. But, thankfully we won’t require any Hitchcockian interventions.
These birds join Vancouver’s official City bird, Anna’s Hummingbird, on The Birds of False Creek – a 17 metre by 3 metre banner under the Granville Street Bridge. Created by local artists from Banquet Workshop, this cross-species flock was designed to celebrate biodiversity, ecological health and Vancouver’s diverse bird population.
All is well, Mrs. Bundy. All is well.
Written by Elizabeth Newton