Friday, April 24, 2015

On Reflection....






After a tip off from a work colleague, I called in to Warkworth Lane Caravan Site first thing this morning to check out the two drake Mandarins that have been here for the last three days. One was very vocal and kept flying around the pond, while the other was more relaxed. In the morning sunshine they looked a real vision of colour, its just a pity I could get them both in shot together...

Quite scarce birds, Mandarins, up here and with a mystery provenance but what show stoppers they are regardless of their status. I love them!

9 comments:

Wilma said...

show stopping photos!

Greenie said...

Stewart ,
Show stoppers indeed . There is a colony of 25-30 in a local public park , and they nest upstream on the Beck that flows through the main lake .
My favourite time is early Spring , when the males are displaying and arguing over females .

John Malloy said...

Delightful images Mr Sexton

Ian Doyle said...

Nice shots.

Ragged Robin said...

Cracking shots of the Mandarins Stewart :)

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Never seen any round here, more's the pity. Notts seems to miss out on a lot of pretty things!

Em Parkinson said...

Beautiful. It almost looks ceramic in its perfection!

amanda peters said...

Beautiful photos, we do get them quite often round here, always lovely to see.
Amanda xx

Stewart said...

Thanks All...