Just saw American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Hooded Merganser, Gadwall, Black Duck and Mallard from the Warden's Watch -- but no Canvasback. No luck this a.m. either. Others have seen Wood Duck today.
If anybody sees it again at the Celery Farm, holler!
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.
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 ...