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.
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.
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.
Cassie’s beautiful coloring.
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