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Saturday, 9 February 2019

Mandarin Duck male - Aix galericulata

Photographed at the Stone Works, Cannop Ponds, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GB.

And now, the male.













44 comments:

  1. Has to be up there as one of the most striking birds out there. A great set of photos Bob.

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  2. Wow, Bob! These are awesome photos of the Mandarin Duck! He is a beauty! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks for linking up Bob! I think Tex is feeling the love, maybe some day!

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  3. WHAT a beauty. As is his subtler bride.

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  4. Hola Bob,espectaculares tomas del macho Mandarin,yo sabia que no andaria muy lejos de la hembra,uno de los patos mas bellos del planeta.Un saludo y feliz fin de semana.

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  5. Yes, Bob, the Mandarin drake is probably the most spectacular duck around, as shown by your super images, but I still think the female of the species is the prettiest!

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  6. Hi Bob,
    That is what I call a 'WOW' set of images, the female is beautiful but the male is just a stunning looking duck.
    Superb set of images.
    All the best, John

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  7. Miss World and Mr World. The most beautiful birds in the world.

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  8. Bob is the leader of photo - art and friendship.
    Bob is having that deep feeling of friendship deep in his heart.
    Thank you my real friend.

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  9. Such common-looking creatures...a lot like sparrows, huh.

    (swooning)

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  10. I jerk in love with these "ducks" gentlemen. :)

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  11. Just magnificent, majestic, proud and colourful.

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  12. He must be the handsomest duck in the world and look how regal he is standing Bob. Have a great well ahead.

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  13. The male is so impressive, but your pictures have shown me that the female is truly amazing!

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  14. Bonitos los mandarines, Bob, me encanta el colorido de su plumaje.

    Saludos.

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  15. Hi Bob.

    Wonderful these colored ducks.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  16. fantastic color of mandarin ducks.
    thank you for sharing video.

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  17. Absolutely stunning photographs Bob. These male mandarin ducks are just so handsome and colourful.
    Lovely post :)

    All the best Jan

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  18. Bob - that is one handsome fella, shot by one talented photographer! What female could possibly resist?

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  19. Wow, wat een pracht foto´s van de mandarijneenden.
    Super mooi met al die kleuren.
    Groetjes Tinie

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  20. En la entrada anterior nos mostrabas a las hembras. Hoy son los machos orgullosos de su colorida librea.
    Un abrazo,

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  21. Hi Bob,
    here I am really very happy :-))))
    They are small ducks and the colors are really beautiful.
    Beautiful sharp pictures of these great cute mandarin ducks.

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    1. Hi Helma
      You are right, they are small, thanks.

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  22. HI Bob,
    Beautiful pictures of these gorgeous ducks!
    Amazing colors!
    Regards,
    Maria

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