Thursday, June 23, 2011

Female Canvasback at Armledder Park?

Today, I decided to spend some quality time exploring Armledder Park in Hamilton Co., OH to become better familiar with it.

I found a large flooded area that was just off the paved trail that I presumed to be the "bean field" that many birders are familiar with.

The first bird of note there was a Spotted Sandpiper feeding right in front of me. It was also calling. I slipped in the mud and fell into stinging nettles, which caused the bird to flush. I also noted an odd duck with mallards. I IDed this duck as a female Canvasback.

June 8th, 2008 is the latest record of this duck in the area, occurring at Miami Whitewater Park.

Here are the pictures I took, the bird was very far away and I did not have a scope.



And in the background is a Great Blue Heron for size reference.


Comments welcome.


  1. are canvas backs large? they look pretty big for a duck...I've never seen one.

  2. Anonymous12:38 PM

    appears to be a can. nice find!!!

  3. A nice sighting....

  4. Great Blog!! That was amazing. Your thought processing is wonderful. The way you tell the thing is awesome. You are really a master