I stopped at Shelburne Pond briefly this afternoon. I could not find the wigeon, gadwall, and scoters that Roy reported, though I did see wigeon and gadwall there last week. However, much to my (pleasant) surprise, I found a Ruddy Duck (male) there cavorting with 20 something Canada Geese (and goslings) at the edge of the growing mass of water foliage. I have seen several ruddies in the fall in their dull plumage, but in breeding plumage these "stiff tails" simply knock your socks off with their white face patch, blue bill, and chestnut body feathers. Check it out.