We had a great lunch, and were able to cover all the high points of news (highest being an upcoming wedding for M and a thesis defense for J, congrats girls! well, and I guess my starting my MLIS).
But, when we first pulled into the parking lot, we looked up and discovered someone else having his own special Christmas feast:
He was still there when we left the restaurant, but there was decidedly less pidgeon:
This guy was less than 10 feet away from the front of our car, and the same distance away from a rather busy street, and nothing was going to make him move. Happy Holidays Mr. Redtailed Hawk!