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Name That Duck.. Please.

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A Chinese duck? A mandarin duck.

An ornamental duck most probably escaped from a collection.

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A mandarin. Saw him on Horning Staithe on Thursday.

 

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Its actually probably a Wood Duck, a native of America. Almost certainly an escapee but they are in Iceland I think and it could have strayed - but I doubt it! Looks too tame to be a really wild one!

But I may be wrong - other birders might like to confirm!

 

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27 minutes ago, marshman said:

Its actually probably a Wood Duck, a native of America. Almost certainly an escapee but they are in Iceland I think and it could have strayed - but I doubt it! Looks too tame to be a really wild one!

But I may be wrong - other birders might like to confirm!

 

Googled that. It looks like a wood duck.

Was at Horning earlier today. 

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1 hour ago, WherryNice said:

Looks like a Barry to me.....

Googled that. There's no such thing as a Barry Duck. :default_biggrin:

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They are also known as Carolina Duck. Some years ago they caused mayhem in The Lake District because they love to cross breed ( although the offspring are normally infertile ) most were eradicated around The Lakes.

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43 minutes ago, ZimbiIV said:

Cannot be an Essex duck, no white high heels!

paul

Flash enough though! Might have white flipper-flops :default_biggrin:

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On ‎29‎/‎03‎/‎2019 at 20:21, ZimbiIV said:

Cannot be an Essex duck, no white high heels!

paul

Also that duck has a higher IQ than it's shoe size! :default_biggrin:

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On 29/03/2019 at 23:29, EastCoastIPA said:

I thought it might have been Donald. 😁

No that has an orange top, fake tan and twitters a lot.. 

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Thanks Mr Q, that took me a moment or two to fall in but it's cheered me up no end!

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1 hour ago, TheQ said:

No that has an orange top, fake tan and twitters a lot.. 

Surely a Basildon Duck then?

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37 minutes ago, JennyMorgan said:

Surely a Basildon Duck then?

It would appear that whilst MM was busy getting himself wet, Jenny managed to miss the water completely and bang his head on the quayside, thus his anger leading him to rather lame Essex stereotyping! :default_smiley-taunt014::default_rofl:

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12 minutes ago, EastCoastIPA said:

thus his anger leading him to rather lame Essex stereotyping! :default_smiley-taunt014:

No anger I assure you, just my puerile, observation based humour! 

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By the way have not seen a Black swan for ages. Always used to be a pair on the Broads somewhere.

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There used to be a pair of black swans at Salhouse, but I've not seen them for several years.

 

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One black swan started visiting Hickling late last year and I have to admit I rather hope it's a loner as they are not natural to the broads and tend to bully the mutes away.

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That's cos they can't get a word in! MM!

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