The weather in Richmond was quite strange today. It was sunny for one moment, then cloudy and rainy the next. At home, I kept staring at the blue skies in Vancouver and the dark clouds over Delta; in the end, my urge to go outside won over and I quickly grabbed my backpack and biked to the dike.
The tide was quite high when I got there (the highest was 3.1-m at 15:47).
Dark clouds south of Richmond.
When I got to Finn Slough, it was super windy (that the wind pushed me eastward without me needing to pedal) and the dark clouds were gone. I felt a bit better and stayed a while photographing the birds hiding in the shrubs next to the road.
The birds (juncos, chickadees, sparrows and others) all used this tree as a stopping point before flying to the near-by feeder or the trees across the road.
This juvenile swan was still with its single parent.
White-crowned Sparrow through the branches.
Chickadee feeding on the catkins from this (alder?) tree.
However, when I turned around, this was the sky I was looking at - dark and powerful. I decided to call it a day.
It rained and hailed when I was biking home. But when I got home, the sun was out and the clouds were gone! Like I said, strange weather day.