Maybe the owl was just relieved to have the Olympic hubub past.
Late in the morning of Wednesday, March 3rd a good sized barn owl took up residence in a tree near the entrance to the Allstream Building at 401 West Georgia. This is the building that contains Suite 580, the offices of the Diocese of New Westminster.
The presence of the owl in the midst of the urban setting caused quite a stir. The muted click of cell phone cameras accompanied the traffic noises and the gentle sounds of an early Spring breeze.
After two and half weeks of increased human presence in the downtown core a little piece of nature in the form of a sleepy owl was much appreciated.