Mandarin Duck

I couldn’t resist photographing this pair of mandarin ducks, hunkered down against a sharp cold wind at WWT Martin Mere, Lancashire.

mandarin couple

According to the RSPB, these birds are now reasonably well established in the UK, having been introduced from China, where they have a reputation for lifelong fidelity. The male mandarin is a really spectacular bird.

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