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  1. Mandarin Duck Pair Mating

    Mandarin Duck Pair Mating

    A pair of Mandarin ducks (Aix galericulata), mating, Hampstead Heath, London, UK, 16/05/19.
  2. Beautiful Mandarin Duck

    Beautiful Mandarin Duck

    A beautiful Mandarin Duck Drake in a pond in the woods. If you listen closely you can hear her quiet calls.
  3. Yow ain't seen me roight!

    Yow ain't seen me roight!

    Mandarin drake
  4. Two Mandarin Ducks

    Two Mandarin Ducks

    A female Mandarin Ducks "fishes" acorns from the bottom of the pond while her drake watches her.
  5. SF  In my neck of the woods??

    SF In my neck of the woods??

    Mandarin duck
  6. Mandarin duck

    Mandarin duck

    Still here,a rarity in my surroundings
  7. Mandarin duck

    Mandarin duck

    First time seeing an adult male.
  8. Mandarin duck

    Mandarin duck

    Did not see a female that day. A single male?
  9. Mandarin Duck.jpg

    Mandarin Duck.jpg

  10. Mandarin Drake.jpg

    Mandarin Drake.jpg

  11. Mandarin juvenile

    Mandarin juvenile

    Mandarin juvenile
  12. Mandarin juvenile

    Mandarin juvenile

    Mandarin juvenile
  13. Mandarin juvenile

    Mandarin juvenile

    Mandarin juvenile
  14. Mandarin juvenile

    Mandarin juvenile

    Mandarin juvenile
  15. Female Mandarin + 4 Juveniles (2)

    Female Mandarin + 4 Juveniles (2)

    On River Thames just past Reading
  16. Female Mandarin with 4 Juveniles (1)

    Female Mandarin with 4 Juveniles (1)

  17. mandarin duck & sons

    mandarin duck & sons

    A mandarine duck frome three years, every spring, arrives in a pond which is a protected area near the sea. It mates with a female mallard and together they have beautiful broods like the one in the photo. The caring father takes care of the family until the little ones become independent, then...
  18. Mandarin drake

    Mandarin drake

    Bird on a bough in woodland
  19. Mandarin (M)

    Mandarin (M)

    Mandarin (M) Shot taken through the foliage of the tree's.
  20. Mandarin Duck

    Mandarin Duck

    Photographed in a creek in the suburb of Montreal together with a white domestic duck and a wild female Mallard. That Duck was seen and photographed in January 2021 at another location at sub zero temperatures.
  21. Mandarin ducks

    Mandarin ducks

    I feel like these belong here in the UK. I am always delighted to see them. But I never saw more than 2 at once, and here, there were 6 waiting for me, as if to distract me from the woodpeckers failing to put up an appearance
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    Mandarin Duck
  23. Mandarin Duck

    Mandarin Duck

    Another of this beautiful Mandarin Duck resident on a local disused boating lake too good to only show one pic.
  24. Snort!


    I probably should have saved this one for Saturday fun, but I figure we could all use an extra laugh this year. Hope this gave you one.
  25. A different view

    A different view

    He was also getting much bolder after spending much of the summer at the popular duck-feeding area. Staying well away from humans earlier, he was now swimming quite close to where I stood at the edge of the pond. That gave me a different view of his plumage.