Cassie Canvasback – Remember Me?

I’ve shared both in my “Bella & Beau” series and in separate posts as well on another of my Cambridge Creek regular ‘backyard’ feathered friends, Cassie Canvasback.

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Hi I’m Cassie!  How are you?


Cassie is a disabled female Canvasback I first started photographing back in April, with her featured post, She Is A Survivor.  She was not able to migrate back to her Northwest U.S. or Canadian breeding grounds this past Spring due to a severely injured right wing.  So she now lives here in Cambridge Creek full-time.

I am happy to say Cassie is still around, zigzagging up and down, back and forth, along the creek.

Cassie, a female Canvasback


I enjoy taking photos of her anytime she is near me.

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Cassie Canvasback


No other Canvasback ducks stayed behind with her, so she is alone.  On occasion, I have seen Cassie and a female Mallard swim along together for a while.  I don’t know who is comforted by this more – me or Cassie.

Despite her right wing injury, Cassie appears quite healthy.  She feeds along the bulkheads and pilings.  Sometimes the side of a boat water line.


She makes me smile and feel joy every time I see her.

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Cassie’s beautiful coloring.


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Cassie Canvasback (taken from our boat)


I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
Edward Everett Hale




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