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Today I went to the garden fence to feed wild ducks from the nearby stream, as I usually do. I was attracted by something unusual. Among those grey and brown jabbering fur bodies something glittered. Something colourful.

Closer look…No, this isn´t an ordinary duck.

And Duck Versace in details…

Isn´t he amazing? Please, send me your tips, what kind of duck this could be :)

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It is a Mandarin Duck. Very beautiful.

I have not seen many, but have been lucky enough to see a few over the years at a nearby duck pond.

29 Jan, 2012

 

Do they live naturally? I wonder if this is not a "fugitive" from someone´s hacienda, lol :)

29 Jan, 2012

 

I am not sure about where you live, but in Britain we have them as "natural".

29 Jan, 2012

 

I live in central Europe, close to Vienna and the Danube river. So far I saw this type of duck only in ZOO, I think.

29 Jan, 2012

 

He's lovely!

29 Jan, 2012

 

Isn´t he, Gattina? What a beautiful surprise. He really has amazing colouring :)

29 Jan, 2012

 

He's beautiful! But I thought all ducks had webbed feet???

29 Jan, 2012

 

Don´t know what is webbed feet, but this is drake - I learned just now the new word :)

29 Jan, 2012

 

Zooming in on it, it has got webbed feet but it's a sort of clear membrane

29 Jan, 2012

 

I see, well, that´s how they were born, no? Lol.

29 Jan, 2012

 

We have Coots amd Moorhens on the pond, I suppose they are 'waterhens' rather than ducks, they don't have webbed feet but by comparison to a chicken their feet are huge

29 Jan, 2012

 

OK. I am not expert on birds´s feet, lol.

29 Jan, 2012

 

I've seen those ducks aswell. They're very colourful :o)

29 Jan, 2012

 

He is just BEAUTIFUL. So many colours! Like tropical bird, lol.

29 Jan, 2012

 

He's lovely Katarina, doesn't look 'real' does he, lucky you, nearest we get to such lovely colours is the pheasant :-))

29 Jan, 2012

 

We get loads of ducks here kat but never seen one of those before its great.

30 Jan, 2012

 

Mm! A lovely Mandarin duck! When my daughters were small we used to spend many a school holiday in London, particularly St James Park where there are many varied ducks and geese. We consider ourselves 'experts' now ;o)

30 Jan, 2012

 

I was in St James park twice, I liked it very much, too. I had there fish and chips and long long long walks :)

30 Jan, 2012

 

I once worked near there, Katerina, and used to get my 'exercise fix' by walking completely round the lake every lunchtime - rain or shine! One of the few places in London I actually miss!

31 Jan, 2012

 

My OH went down on one knee in the mud of St James Park to propose to me. Ruined his trousers!

31 Jan, 2012

 

Is he an actor :))))))

31 Jan, 2012

 

No, just a romantic softie - aren't I lucky?

31 Jan, 2012

 

Because romantic guys are as rare, as Mandarin ducks, then you are lucky :)

1 Feb, 2012

 

Wish I'd seen that, Gattina! Mine's a romantic softie too - never ceases to surprise me with little gestures.

1 Feb, 2012

 

Aaaaahhhh! These rugger players, Nariz - it's not all hard exterior, then!

1 Feb, 2012

 

No - they're all like Creme Eggs inside!

1 Feb, 2012

 

Yeah - messy!

1 Feb, 2012

 

So right! LOL!

2 Feb, 2012

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