Oct 28, 2015 Wed 3pm- the same American Black Duck male is back on Fountain Lake in Beacon Hill Park (pretty mauve markings in its wings). Last year it took a female Mallard for a mate but we didn't see any duckling crosses come out of it.
Mom Barred is still in the SEW. they had 2 owlets Apr 24 this year. the female juv, Muffy, stays in the cedars beside the Bandstand. a drifter was playing his harmonica on the bench by the Hawthorn tree and he said she flew into it to enjoy his music. Tuffy, the male Juv, was relocated downtown. He was sitting in an orange leafy tree on Yates St today at 1pm (between Douglas St and Blanshard St) with crows giving him away. The tourists were loving it.
Saw a couple Varied Thrush in the spiky tree at the end of Fountain Lake.