[CT Birds] Ruddy Shelduck in Hamden

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Mon Aug 24 17:34:49 EDT 2009

I suspect that this is the same Ruddy Shelduck that has been reported here and there for several months.  I saw it, or another, on May 2 at Pickett's Pond in Osbornedale State Park, Derby.  If I have this web photo thing working a few of my pics from that day - nothing great, just documentation - can be found at the link below.  I had close looks but saw no bands on that bird.


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

--- On Mon, 8/24/09, Florence McBride <j.mcbride at yale.edu> wrote:

> 8/24/09 about 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
> Hamden, north end of Lake Whitney, viewed with binoculars
> and scopes from Greenway Street and from the Waite Street
> causeway.
>     RUDDY SHELDUCK dabbling, resting, and
> preening near other waterfowl (Canada Geese, Mallards,
> Gadwall and Wood Ducks).   The bird was
> sometimes in open water, sometimes entirely or partially
> hidden by vegetation.  Nancy Rosenbaum and I couldn't
> see any bands on the legs when it was dabbling.

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