|A mallard (stokkand) can sometimes look nice as well|
Mandarin duck originates from East Asia, where they are freshwater birds often hanging out in big rivers or shallow lakes. They breed in hollow trees. Appearantly, in Korean culture they represent peace. I like that.
The birds seen in Europe originates either directly or indirectly from captivity as this species understandably is popular amongst bird collecters and as park ornaments. A relatively small population is breeding in Southern England and that originates from escaped birds from captiviy. These two males turned up in the river next to my garden.
New species: 1
Så flotte bilder av Mandarinanda.ReplyDelete
Fekk oppleve dei i dag eg også.
Beautiful images, Eirik!ReplyDelete
Takk for det Henny. Ja de absolutt fine å se på. Er vel en grunn for at de er såpass populær i andesamlinger og som parkpryd rundt om ;)ReplyDelete
Thanks Sarah! Indeed goodlooking birds - probably the reason why they are so popular amongst bird collectors and as park ornaments ;)ReplyDelete
This year is more about birding than photography for me, but it was nice to get some time to photograph these guys.
These are magic.ReplyDelete