surrounded by males.© SB
Male canvasbacks are brightly coloured with a rust head and neck, white sides and wing back, and red eyes. Female canvasbacks are drabber, but have that same distinctive sloping forehead and bill, says the National Wildlife Federation's Field Guild to Birds of North America.
I admire the fortitude of these ducks — floating in ice!
|The river is semi-frozen, but the canvasbacks don't care © SB|
What are these? Canvasback ducks
Location: Valeport Marsh, near Craven in the Quappelle Basin, north of Regina, near the picnic site.
Photo date: March 25, 2012.