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Old Monday 22nd October 2007, 21:53   #1
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what sort of ducks are these???

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Please can some one help me identify these two birds, we saw them when we took the children from the nursery i work at to the duck pond in Preston Lancashire.
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They're Mandarin Ducks, an introduced species from China, which are now breeding in the wild in a lot of places in the UK. So these could be part of a collection, recent escapes, or part of the spreading feral population. I'm no fan of introduced species but there's no denying these are spectacular birds.

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Hi these are mandarin ducks.

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Hi Tinkerbec I see this is your first post, so may I welcome you on behalf of the Staff and Moderators at Bird Forum

Looks like you've had the ducks identified ... cracking birds aren't they?

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