16 Mar 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.