Had an excited phone calls from England tonight urging me to get on a plane and head off to Farnham reservoir in N. Yorkshire to tick off the first Pacific Loon (Diver) to be seen in western Europe. Yeh, right ……… though I do know someone who just might !!

Meanwhile, I had a very enjoyable half hour at work this afternoon watching a Red-tailed Hawk from my office window moving from the top of one lamp-standard beside the TransCanada Highway to another and finally swooping down to take a fat black rodent (vole?) which it carried to the top of a wooden Hydro pole to gulp down. Very nice.