aythya (seabird) valisineria (wild celery)
Saturday, February 23, 1980 — 9:00 am
Barrington, Illinois — Crabtree Nature Center
A lone female Canvasback was swimming sedately around in the small patch of open water in front of the blind. Once in a while, it would dive under the water for a short time.
About a month later, I saw my first male swimming in Gillson Park harbor in Wilmette.