While he was busy admiring everything and taking lovely photos, I snapped a few and tried to stay out of his way.
I'm guessing these birds are purple martins, since I think this is a martin house:
I heard a woman say these are nasturtiums:
And I do know what this is:
Now a test. Find the duck:
And because Elspeth Antonelli said she'd never heard a mockingbird - here's a link for sound only -