Back in January I was surpised to see a Red-Tailed Hawk perching on a hydro pole across the street from my office (see January 17,2008 entry).
This morning I was working away quietly when I sensed something large moving across the sky out of the corner of my eye. By the time I turned around properly to look, a heron had landed on the roof of a garage across the street. Unfortunately both shots were from about 150' and through rather dusty windows so I'm not sure whether it's a Great Blue or a Great Grey. In the first photo it had just landed, in the second it was just about to take flight again. It wasn't perched on the roof more than 20 seconds - long enough for me to retrieve my camera and take two shots.