Once again L’dod lake is host to a Mandarin- spotted by Robin on Sat-when you see them in the sun , they look totally unreal-as if an artist has been playing with colours and spare bits of plastic! Tufty looks quite handsome too- 10 or so at pres.-the other guy isn’t quite so welcome as breeding season approaches!Namely a Lesser Black Back.

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About kevjoynes

Retired teacher from L'dod High-when it was a top school! Originally West Mids, but been in Wales since 1973.Started birding at age 7-hiatus 'til 2000 when retirement gave time for photography.
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6 Responses to Mandarin.

  1. Brian pollard says:

    Lovely set Kev

  2. kevjoynes says:

    Thanks Bri.

  3. robin100 says:

    Great shots

  4. kevjoynes says:

    Thanks Robin.

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  5. Heather Speake says:

    Well, well, well – had given up hope of seeing a Mandarin at the lake again. What a bird – totally unreal…. your description says it all, Kev. Must warrant publicity in papers? Would you think this is a new arrival or a reappearance?

  6. kevjoynes says:

    Hi Heather-yes , it’s a lovely surprise-my wild guess from its somewhat more cautious behaviour is a newcomer, but you never know! Just wish a female would turn up, but we need a nest box as they go for holes up in a tree-youngsters just have to fall out and bounce!!

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