Yes, today I heard the red winged blackbirds for the first time in the ravine. Yesterday I saw both downy and hairy woodpeckers.
Yesterday I came upon the city guys taking away the old metal garbage and recycling containers between the “bark park” and the Glencedar bridge and replacing them with the new plastic ones. I mentioned the other place where metal containers still exist at the Glenayr Rd entrance. They did not know about these, but promised to get there. (I have been trying for some time to persuade the city to complete the replacement program in the ravine, without any luck until now). Today, there were the new containers!