Overheard at Fleming Park


A father and his daughter were strolling along the shore of Sir Sandford Fleming Park Tuesday when the father  spotted a seabird on the opposite shore.

Father (age 39):  Look, Rosa, over on the far side. I think it’s a loon.

Rosa (age 3-1/2):  It’s a black guillemot.

Father:  Maybe it’s a red-breasted merganser.

Rosa:  It’s a black guillemot.


Later, at home, the photo was enlarged.

Verdict:  Black guillemot, winter plumage.