I have seen a few ruddy ducks at the lake, usually sleeping as part of a floating raft of ruddies. A few looked up but they were always in non-breeding colors. This one is in the process of changing into breeding colors and was close. I really wanted it to look up so I could see if his bill had turned that pretty deep blue but it never budged. Still very handsome with that ruddy/rust colors starting to show up.
Male Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
Fort Worth Zoo