This afternoon (23 Jun) I found the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck right where I saw it on the afternoon of the day it was first found, the 17th. As far as I know it was not relocated during the intervening days. It was resting on the lawn near the west bank of Fall Creek on the edge of Newman Golf Course, seen with binoculars or a scope from Stewart Park. There were lots of flightless Canada Geese nearby. At long intervals the duck would look around or, if there was a commotion nearby, walk a few feet, but mostly it had all the brighter field marks hidden. I managed a few diagnostic photos and showed it to Meena Haribal and her niece, and Gary Kohlenberg stopped by as well. It was still there when I left at about 6pm.
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