There are a couple of reliable places to find these little black and white beauties in the Vancouver area in the winter. The Tsawwassen Ferry jetty and here on the Iona jetty. They seem to like both spits of land with almost no trees and close to the water. This little bird was alone picking through the grass seeds midway down the man-made tract of land dodging the odd couple running along the gravel. These birds spend their summers around and north of the arctic circle where some males get to breeding grounds when temperatures can still reach -30.