Saturday, January 3, 2015

Mystery Duck

The Loch Ness Wood Duck we'd thought we'd spied near the Red Cedar River turns out to be a Mandarin duck. They are native to Asia, so my little friend at the back of the picture is a feral duck like the two in front. He's a beauty, and I'm glad I got to see him today.

More information on Mandarin ducks can be found here.
Better pictures can be found here.

4 comments:

kristinwoldennitz.com said...

Interesting! I thought of you and your mad picture taking skills while out looking at the ice forming around Multnomah Falls. I knew you could do something with it.

Ann Finkelstein said...

Thanks, Kristin. I'd love to photograph an icy waterfall.

Wyman Stewart said...

;-) Hope you speak Mandarin. Quack, quack-quack! Hear speaking Peking Duck is even harder.

Ann Finkelstein said...

sigh