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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 2nd March, 2019)

Mandarin


Mandarin
Mandarin Duck at Appley Bridge.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Jonno on 2nd March 2019 at 00:28

One of your better ones Mick, it doesn't look real, very colourful.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 2nd March 2019 at 02:26

Great shot Mick, is it alive or is it stuffed. Seriously though one of your better shots, you shouldn't have any negative comments.

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd March 2019 at 08:20

My first glance I thought this must be a caricature / cartoon. Even the shape of the duck looks out of sync - perhaps it's a case of preening it's feathers. Very unusual - to me anyway....

Comment by: irene roberts on 2nd March 2019 at 09:32

Very unusual! I too didn't think it seemed real as I have never seen one but Peter recognised it as a mandarin duck right away.

Comment by: Mick on 2nd March 2019 at 12:34

The duck caught on video.

https://youtu.be/dP6_IiPfGH0

I was talking to old Bill Oddie and he said Wigan is so lucky to have a mandarin living locally, he went on saying how it was the nicest coloured bird in whole world.

Comment by: Philip G. on 2nd March 2019 at 13:06

He seems to be a modest little fella, as well.

Comment by: Poet on 2nd March 2019 at 13:44

Some also live on Worthington Lake.
The only duck which nests in a tree.

Comment by: Pw on 2nd March 2019 at 15:44

I have seen mallards nesting in trees many times

Comment by: Mick on 2nd March 2019 at 15:52

Worthington lake Mandarins caught on video

https://youtu.be/NuW3XGOUpWQ

Manarins caught on video Haigh Plantations

https://youtu.be/4qfVepJoy9M

Mandarins Mating

https://youtu.be/UWKB57AxaM0

Comment by: Cliffordhepworth on 2nd March 2019 at 19:48

Orrell water park also have these lovely ducks occasionally,the last time one was with the mallards for a few weeks.

Comment by: Kieth on 5th March 2019 at 10:14

She took the kids..

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