Saturday, 5 November 2011

A treat in the Park

Today was a sunny and crisp November day. We put on our walking boots and went to the park in the morning, after a good warming porridge breakfast.
Time is short today, but I wanted to share these beauties - there must have been at least 5 male mandarin ducks and 3 hens. They were the funniest things to watch as well as being so beautiful - I could have stayed a lot longer if C wasn't starting to get cold.

More park pics and a little mandarin video to follow as soon as I find some time.


  1. I don't know what I find more fascinating about these - the red bill, the wing sails, or the stripes. What a sight to see! So glad you got pictures to share.

  2. I was listening to the Mooney show the other day and they were talking about these ducks and how beautiful they are. They apparently live and breed quite happily here and in the UK as they are quite hardy, coming from areas of China that get quite harsh winters. They are so colourful! And hasn't the weather been gorgeous the last few days, my favourite kind of day :D

  3. Hi Sabrina, I am so blessed to have popped into your world this evening. The pictures of the mandarins are marvelous.

    And of course, while out of sight, never far in my heart.