Then I visited a place new to me, following up on local birder's suggestion, some ponds along the south bank of the river on the north side of Sweet Home, at the end of Zelkova Street. Here's my checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59985475. The place is signed as a park by the city of Sweet Home, but is undeveloped but for occasional barrels for trash, though some mowing has occurred. It was a lovely place, with a lot of birding potential. I encountered some nice people on their way out with a dog, but otherwise no one was there, which seemed odd for such a nice fall afternoon. The Sweet Home Parks and recreation web site does not mention the place, even on a 2014 planning document. It compares favorably with Cheadle Lake in Lebanon as a birding venue, so while I didn't encounter much to remark on, there is excellent potential there.