This morning I had an appointment downtown, so I took the opportunity to check out Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden on the way. I walked in at an entrance near the upper end, Santa Barbara Street just down from Arrellaga Street. From there I headed toward the big Tipu trees to check out Warblers, but I noticed some sparrows going in and out of a lavender Lantana bush onto the path so stopped to check them out. Most were White-crowns, but out of the mix hopped a Chipping Sparrow. It stayed in view for several minutes, gradually working its way through the beds and paths toward the Tipu trees, where I lost sight of it.
I looked for it again when I came back through the Garden after my appointment, but by the there was a lot of human activity in the part (Mowing and maintenance), so Sparrow activity on the paths was almost nil.
No interesting ducks or Gulls on the pond--one Myrtle-type Yellowrump found in the Tipu trees with all the Audubon's.
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