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Page 89 of the 'big' Sibley's has an illustration of an adult.  However, it does not do the bird justice.  I've seen a few here in CT and  they are quite striking.

Brian Webster
Stratford, CT
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> Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 22:18:15 -0500
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Ruddy Shelduck
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> Thats because it is a domestic escapee. 
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> It's somewhere in Sibley's.
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> Brian Webster
> Stratford, CT
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> > Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 19:05:00 -0800
> > From: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Ruddy Shelduck
> > To: [log in to unmask]
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> > Don,
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> > I'm showing my ignorance here. Give me some details on the Shelduck. I found nothing at the Cornell website or in field guides.
> > 
> > Mitch Harrison
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> > --- On Fri, 3/12/10, Don Clark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> > From: Don Clark <[log in to unmask]>
> > Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Ruddy Shelduck
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Date: Friday, March 12, 2010, 9:30 PM
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> > 
> > They tend to go back and forth between the Sojourns field and the one east between the railroad tracks and the Conn. River. The Shelduck flew off a number of times while I was there only to return a while later.
> > Don
> > 
> > On Mar 12, 2010, at 8:33 PM, Ken Cox wrote:
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> > > I left work and got there around 4 pm today. Saw one Greater White-fronted
> > > Goose among the large number of Canadas. No shelduck. Sped home to get
> > > spotting scope and when I got back there most of the geese had left,
> > > including the White-fronted.
> > > 
> > > Ken
> > > 
> > > On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 8:22 PM, Mike Resch <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> > >> Did anyone see the White-fronted Geese in the Sojourn's Health Club
> > >> cornfield after the initial sighting this morning? Thinking of heading
> > >> there
> > >> Saturday morning to look for the Ruddy Shelduck and the White-fronts.
> > >> 
> > >> Thanks -
> > >> 
> > >> Mike Resch
> > >> Pepperell, MA
> > >> 
> > >> 
> > >> In a message dated 3/12/2010 1:25:17 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> > >> [log in to unmask] writes:
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> > >> Thanks again for the good directions, Don. I saw the lovely duck at noon
> > >> today.
> > >> 
> > >> Marcia in Brownsville
> > >> 
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> > >> 
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
> > >> To: [log in to unmask]
> > >> Sent: Fri, Mar 12, 2010 11:24 am
> > >> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Ruddy Shelduck
> > >> 
> > >> 
> > >> There were also 6 Greater White Fronted Geese in the filed this morning
> > >> round 8am.
> > >> Cyndi
> > >> Original Message:
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> > >> rom: Clifford Seifer [log in to unmask]
> > >> ate: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:36:37 -0500
> > >> o: [log in to unmask]
> > >> ubject: [VTBIRD] Ruddy Shelduck
> > >> 
> > >> he Ruddy Shelduck was indeed still in the corn field adjascent to
> > >> ojourn's Health Club this morning at 9:15. It's really a beautiful
> > >> ird and well worth seeing if you're in the area, regardless of its
> > >> ikely domestic provenance.
> > >> -- Cliff Seifer
> > >> eene NH
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> > > 
> > > --Kenneth Cox
> > > South Reading, VT
> > > http://northernwingsbirder.blogspot.com/
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