That was a tough contest to judge, the longer the contest went the funnier the answers! I had the hardest time deciding which answer to go with.
First, I have to say that I loved Dea trying to actually id the bird. That has happened to me so many times (not clearly reading directions) I offer my sincerest sympathy as a prize.
Second, Mr. Neil's guess that it was a mackerel was quite good, but he correctly identified the car behind it, thus losing points for a correct id.
I was torn between traffic cop and eastern meadow vole so I justified that you can periodically see a traffic cop in the water (didn't that happen in Smokey and the Bandit movies?) and I've yet to see a meadow vole in the water, so Janet won.
Don't give up, we will have another mis id contest soon.
On another note, I am so happy. I passed a milestone with the blog yesterday--over 16,000 unique visits in one day. I honestly didn't know what to expect when I started this and figured it would be mostly family checking it out--I always thought I'd be lucky to have 1,000 total people checking the blog out period. This really has become a fun and creative part of my life and I thank all of you for being so interested in birds and rabbits.