|The beautiful male Canvasback in its winter home, Phoenix, AZ; 12/29/09.|
I have seen Canvasbacks as early as late March through late May in several lakes: Rock Cut State Park, Bauman Park, and Nygren Wetlands Preserve. Each time I have seen a Canvasback it's always been by itself or sometimes travelling with another species of duck. Yesterday, I posted a pic of a Canvasback hanging with some Greater Scaups. In the photo (Below) this female was hanging with a group of Mallard ducks.
|This female Canvasback was seen with a flock of Mallards in Bauman Park, Rockford, IL; 5/16/09.|