Canvasback at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on April 6, 2017

After doing some birding along the lakefront in Milwaukee I decided to head inland. Few birds were seen along the lake, probably because of the high winds that had started occurring and higher winds were expected for the rest of the day. A first stop at Whitnall Park proved almost bird-less. Greenfield Park held the bird of the day, a stunning male Canvasback. It appeared very tired and rested while I was there except for one short swim in the pond. Images were taken on April 6, 2017.

Reflections of a Canvasback Duck!

Reflections of a Canvasback Duck…


Binomial name: Aythya valisineria

Category: Ducks, Geese, and Swans

Size: 21” long, 29” wing span

Weight: 2.7 lb.

Across the pond...

Across the pond…



Looks like one tired duck, I didn’t hang around long…