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Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Mandarin Duck female - Aix galericulata

I'm not going out for at least 4 weeks, why, well, I am pension age and I suffered from the STROKE. It does me no good. Bloody virus. So, I have a few pictures from my past. 
Photographed at Stone Works, Cannop Ponds, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershite, Britian.


  1. Hi Bob,
    The male Mandarin is such a beautiful duck but the female likewise is very beautiful.
    Wonderful images.
    All the best and keep yourself well

  2. Huge thanks for these photos.
    Stay safe, stay well.

  3. Amazing photos Bob, great, I admire.

  4. Do whatever you need to do to safeguard your health, Bob, that's the most important thing.

  5. Indeed bloody virus, that has an hold on everybody in the world. Stay safe and healthy Bob.
    The photos of the duck are most wonderful.

  6. Cuídate, Bob, por aquí estamos en cuarentena por culpa del virus. Las fotos son preciosas.


  7. Bob - bloody virus is right! Amazing how it is affecting all of us in different ways. Glad you showed the female - they are dramatic in their own right. Stay well.

  8. These are fabulous photographs of what must be the most beautiful duck in the world (male one) Please stay safe Bob. I am sure you, like me have many photographs you can share with us when you are self isolating.

  9. Stay safe---- we are septuagenarians practicing a great deal of caution. The females are quite beautiful-- surprisingly so.

  10. Hi Bob.

    Terribly virius so worldwide.
    Your photos are beautiful.

    Greetings from Patricia.

  11. What beautiful photos of this Aix galericulata.
    Stay home Bob, you shouldn't get sick.
    Best regards Irma

  12. Hello Bob, she is beautiful. They are gorgeous ducks. Take care and stay well. Have a great day!

  13. Hola Bob,magnificas fotos.Yo tambien llevo encerrado en casa desde el domingo,es lo mejor quedarse en casa todos los que tenemos una enfermedad cronica,yo insuficiencia renal y en predialisis,Un fuerte abrazo,y cuidate mucho amigo.

  14. There is an awesome place for a birds. Awesome photos.

  15. Es curioso el dimorfismo sexual tan acusado que se da en el pato mandarín.
    Un abrazo,

  16. Hi Bob. Sorry not to have visited for a while - Lindsay and I have been in the Isles of Scilly for a while. I was sure that I'd find that you were in total self-isolation because of the virus. When we came back, we immediately put ourselves into total self-isolation too, mainly because of my wife's health. The biggest problem has been trying to find someone to deliver basic food requirements as the supermarkets in this area have around a three week waiting list for deliveries.

    I'm so pleased to see that you are able to keep us entertained by dipping into your magic bag for some wonderful photos again. A bit of gris-gris from Dr John and all will be fine!

    Take very good care, and stay safe, my friend - - - Richard

    1. Hi Richard
      It has been a troubled time, for all of us. Sorry for Lindsay.
      Yes, I love Dr John, Gris-gris.

  17. Beautiful fotos of this mandarin ducks.

  18. Beautiful Mandarin ducks!You are soo Lucky to see them and take a Picture :)))

  19. Hi Bob, i hope you are good and please stay safe :) mandarin ducks are my favourites. Cheers, ruby

  20. Las fotografías son preciosas Bob. Espero y deseo que estés bien. Besitos.

  21. Just like his birds Bob can fly through his camera and his never ending friendships. Because Bob is more than a simple man. Bob is an optimistic message.

  22. Amazing, cute, beautiful birds, Bob. You are surrounded by friends here. No need to go out! 😊

  23. Just gorgeous.
    Be safe and well as can be.

  24. Ducks nobility!
    You've photographed beautifully, Bob!
    I love the male and the female as well
    Keep healty!! Take care
    Warm greetings,

  25. They really are magical ducks...almost too beautiful to be real! What a World.... it’s good right now to be reminded of its wonders. Your archives must be amazing ...keep posting the oldies .... they are all new to us! And by the way we are in the same boat as you are, except with not such beautiful pictures. Stay well! This too shall pass. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful birds.

  26. Wow!
    Stunningly beautiful.

    All the best Jan

  27. I just this duck in my city lake....pretty duck