Tweet 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.