While I took a short nap (tired from all that cooking yesterday!)
Lee spotted this large bird on a power pole in the neighbor's yard. We can't tell what it is but in one shot that I can enlarge in Picasa (but not here) we can see some pretty impressive claws.
It must be some kind of hawk.
Is a kite that large? We need a bird book.
Aren't all the wires that we need so desperately just "arty?" Too bad we can't bury them and prevent outages from ice, wind and lightning.