I had been meaning to head over to Ambleside and the duck pond for the last couple of days to check out the reported Harris's Sparrow and finally got over there today after work.
I know the area quite well and knew without GPS coordinates where to look and after about 10 minutes of walking up and down the side trail that runs next to the channel close to golf course (and as reported, by the "replanting in progress" sign) spotted the bird.
It stays in the bushes with juncos and golden-crowed sparrows for the most part but when i saw it just before noon it was on the trail, in the hedgerow and mostly on the grassy side of the scrub-brush next to fields.
Didn't seem all that concerned by my presense, as i was the only one viewing it at the time.
Got some shots and a few birders came by asking about the bird, they were able to get some looks but a pair of birders who came later were left looking when i left, i'm sure they eventually got looks but like i said when i left "it must be lunchtime for the birds" as things had gotten quiet.
Having seen this species twice before can't call it a Lifer but can say these are the best shots i've gotten of them, so far, as illustrated below.
Boundary Bay 2011
digiscoped Lifer South Surrey 2008