Mandarin

Mandarin

I’m trying to ID this Duck I think it’s a Mandarin Male in what they call Eclipse Plumage? Can any of you lovely people confirm or set me on the right path or pond better yet?

Seen in Arundel by the stream leading to the pond

Thank you either way & happy week-end! xx

“Mandarin ducks in Britain are the descendants of captive-bred ducks which escaped or were deliberately released. Mandarins are one of the few duck species which are not hunted for food – apparently they taste really bad!”… more

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A very helpful survival quality think we Duck Lover!

I wish more Ducks & Geese tasted bad to the human palate.

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Water is taught by thirst..

Water, is taught by thirst.
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Land — by the Oceans passed.
Transport — by throe —
Peace — by its battles told —
Love, by Memorial Mold —
Birds, by the Snow.

~ Emily Dickinson~

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