Catching up with the Mandarin Family – Epping Forest

Many of you were enchanted by the mandarin ducklings we met at Earl’s Path Pond  on one of our walks. They are now getting quite grown up,

Mandarin Duckling

Mandarin Duckling

and mum seems content to leave them to it most of the time. I think this

A handsome fellow

A handsome fellow

fellow is a little drake, judging by how his plumage is developing. I think that he will soon have those distinctive sails to impress the lady ducks.

Looking this good takes some effort.

Looking this good takes some effort.

Here’s a photo of dad just to show what the ladies have to look forward to.

Mandarin Duck broadside

Mandarin Duck broadside

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