February 2001 – vol. 94, issue 2, pp 91–92 Although the concluding remarks of Vinicombe & Harrop's paper (Brit. Birds 92: 225255) were somewhat contradictory, it is now received wisdom that an influx of wild Ruddy Shelducks Tadorna ferruginea occurred in northern and southwestern Britain in 1994, part of a much larger invasion into Fennoscandia. I believe that no such conclusion can be drawn from the evidence presented. The total number... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.