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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Anyone Speak Chinese?

As usual, when I walked to and from the shops today, I stopped off to feed the swan and the ducks. I was chatting to a woman as I threw the food into the river, when suddenly we both did a double-take. This little feller wandered out of the undergrowth to join the mallards:

He's a male Mandarin duck. His rusty-coloured wings look like little sails. He's not a native, oddly enough, and may have escaped from a private garden.
I hope he stays a bit longer than the white Jemima Puddleduck who wandered through a few weeks ago.


JoJo said...

What a beauty!!!

Music Wench said...

I know how to say happy new year in Chinese. That's about it. lol Having a Chinese uncle and lots of Chinese friends in Hawaii it's hard to not know how to say Happy New Year. lol

Thanks for sharing the photo! Probably it was just sight seeing. You have a very beautiful country. :-)

SnarkAngel said...

He's beautiful!

Frances said...

Unusual colouring. Lovely.

ann said...

erm... no.1 son does!
he has a blog called 'the raven and the dragon' but it's about the chinese economy not fairy tales

i'm impressed you know what kinda duck he is - hope the resident ducks made him feel welcome

Anonymous said...

I can say something incredibly rude in Chinese, but that probably won't help!

potzina said...

He's beautiful! Thanks for sharing val! Cheers!

mauigirl said...

He is lovely. And Jemima Puddleduck! My oldest daughter used to make me read her that story every night before bedtime when she was about 3 or 4.

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