Thursday, 1 August 2013

Patch Mandarin sucess

A late evening patch walk revealed a hoped for sighting for the last month as i finally caught up with a series of Mandarin Ducks. 2 single females which seem to have been not breeding this years were still enjoying each others company, but just a little further downriver i found another female Mandarin, but this one with the company of 7 juvenile Mandarins!

A few locals have been keeping me updated on their progress, as up to this point i had failed to find them, so it was great to finally catch up with her, she has been very elusive this year!

A Kingfisher and a Grey Wagtail were also seen,


Jason K said...

That's brilliant news on the successful breeding Craig!

p.s. great video too

midlands birder said...

Cheers Jase, one of the highlight species on patch!