Photo-a-Day (Friday, 2nd January, 2009)
Photo: Brian (Fuji Finepix S7000)
Its a Mandarin Duck Brian cracking little duck it is similar to the Wood Duck I think they are in the same family.
It's a Mandarin,Brian.They came over from China and that is a long,long way to fly!
Mandarin .I Sent you a pic of one a few months ago. You didn't publish it.They are native of China. The ones found in Europe and North America are ones that have escaped from zoos and private collectors. One or two have been seen for years At New Springs on the canal.The one I took was taken on the rowing pound of the Lancaster pound of the L and L canal.
its a Mandarin duck Brian, we got a pic of it too on a snowy New years eve, in fact we saw you making your way into town, you was passing Wigan Infirmary with your camera in tow
That is a Mandarin duck Brian, there used to be one on the canal at Rose bridge a few years ago, but it did a vanishing act, the female is llike all female birds, very drab.
it looks like a painting, great pic, dont think ive ever seen one of those ducks before, id say it was a mandarin ;-) lol
Were their any Canadian geese there, Brian? I counted 28 of them, all on the grass, in December !
We was in the park the other day and there was a lot of canadian geese about, as well as seagulls walking on the frozen pond
That must be the most photographed duck in Wigan.He'll start charging next.