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December 2015

Canvasback Continues -- But for How Long?

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These are two lousy shots (for I.D. purposes) of the Canvasback this morning.

It landed again out by a flock of Canada Geese. It was still there as of 7:50 a.m. Found yesterday afternoon by Michael Tat.

The only other eBird sighting was by Rob Fanning on Feb. 26, 1999 -- technically, a century ago, sort of.

Newer, better photos are here.


Christmas Canvasback @ the Celery Farm?

IMG_4617Michael Tat called from the Warden's Watch to let me know about a likely Canvasback.

Although the duck never lifted its head to reveal its bill, it otherwise appeared to be a Canvasback, down to its reddish head.

The duck was still pretty far away, even for a 400mm lens, and light was fading so the head in the photo is not as reddish as it appeared but ...

More input would be greatly appreciated. (Thanks, Michael!)