I made another attempt at finding the mysterious Tufted Duck yesterday morning... I figured the park directly across the river from Broughton Beach might be a good place to check. It was indeed a great park! Small parking area surrounded by lots of trees and brush just filled with birds! Thrushes and kinglets and chickadees and finches... And in the river, scaup after scaup.... By the hundreds.
I didn't find the Tufted. I found one scoter but the photos are too bad to bother sharing. The only cooperative birds were these Barrow's Goldeneyes:
I gotta get back there soon! If you haven't been there, I definitely recommend it a visit to this dog-friendly and bird-filled park!