Vancouver's Stanley Park herons go live online with webcam
Watch the long-legged Pacific great blue herons as they court and fight off predators
The webcam, which was set up by the Vancouver Park Board, is broadcasting the long-legged Pacific great blue herons as they go about their daily lives — courting, mating, laying eggs and hatching in early April.
Stanley Park is home to one of North America's largest urban heron colonies and the camera will take viewers right inside their nests in the trees near the park board's head office at 2099 Beach Avenue.
Last year the heron colony had 116 nests and produced 131 fledgling herons. Herons have been nesting in the park since at least 1921.
There are about 4,000 to 5,000 herons in Canada and the Pacific great blue heron has been designated a "special concern" under the Species at Risk Act.
With files from Charlie Cho