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Jan 15, 2014 10:22 |  #1

We had a Mandarin drake show up at a local conservation area over the holidays and he became quite a celebrity. I had never seen one in the wild before (they have an Eastern Asia natural range) and this bird is most likely an escapee from a zoo somewhere. He was in a small area of open water with about 100 Mallards so it was hard to isolate him for a decent pic.

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Jan 15, 2014 10:54 |  #2

Scott, He looks great to me!


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Jan 15, 2014 11:12 |  #3

Great captures.


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Jan 15, 2014 16:19 |  #4

TedEllis wrote in post #16607754 (external link)
Scott, He looks great to me!

Thanks Ted

ed57gmc wrote in post #16607795 (external link)
Great captures.

Thank you Ed


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Jan 15, 2014 16:27 |  #5

Congrats on the celebrity Scott, very nice set with the last one especially so!


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Jan 15, 2014 20:55 |  #6

Great photos

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Jan 15, 2014 21:41 |  #7

Scott I agree they llok great to me also. It may have come over from the British Isles as they have been introduced there.


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Jan 16, 2014 00:48 |  #8

Oldjackssparrows wrote in post #16608634 (external link)
Congrats on the celebrity Scott, very nice set with the last one especially so!

Thanks Bret

johnohio wrote in post #16609185 (external link)
Great photos

john 7D gitzo and stuff

Thanks John

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Scott I agree they llok great to me also. It may have come over from the British Isles as they have been introduced there.

Thanks John, there are also a couple of feral populations in California and North Carolina but they don't move around too much. This one was in our area for about 5 or 6 days and seemed really healthy and was standing up for himself with the Mallards.


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Jan 16, 2014 05:37 |  #9

Such beautiful duck and images. Nice!


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Jan 16, 2014 06:34 |  #10

Really nice shots of a gorgeous duck!


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Jan 16, 2014 06:40 |  #11

There a beautiful duck, are they not!! Great job


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Jan 16, 2014 08:05 |  #12

Maxis Gamez wrote in post #16609792 (external link)
Such beautiful duck and images. Nice!

Thanks Maxis and I enjoyed your newsletter last night.

trmwf wrote in post #16609864 (external link)
Really nice shots of a gorgeous duck!

Thanks Mike.

Pondrader wrote in post #16609874 (external link)
There a beautiful duck, are they not!! Great job

They certainly are Jeff....not hard to pick out of a crowd.


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Jan 16, 2014 08:07 |  #13

Great catch Scott! What a beautiful duck. Captured wonderfully.


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Jan 16, 2014 19:45 |  #14

Grizz wrote in post #16610025 (external link)
Great catch Scott! What a beautiful duck. Captured wonderfully.

Thanks Craig.


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