|MARC number||#||Location||County||Arrival date||Departure date||Observers||Report|
|1889-01||1||small pond near Malden||Middlesex||8/27/1889||8/27/1889||C. Corey||1|
With but one record, an adult male collected 27 Aug 1889 in Malden #1889-1, this is among the rarest of the southern strays to show up in Massachusetts. There are a fair few other records in the northeast, including birds in Maryland and New Jersey, and even a Wisconsin record! Birders should note that the Masked Duck does not favor open water as do Ruddy Ducks, and often stays hidden in weeds in shallow water.