Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)

Above and below: A drake Canvasback along the Cambridge waterfront (2/10/2008).

Below two: a drake and hen Canvasback at the Cambridge waterfront, Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/2/2008). It's a rare treat to enjoy such close-up views of these beautiful birds.

Below three: Photos taken along the Choptank River in Dorchester County, Maryland in February 2004.

Hen - note the less striking brown head and dusky upperparts

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