After searching for days for the Mandarin Ducks (Aix galericulata) we were finally very fortunate to locate them.
Believed to have come into existence in Holland years ago via collection escapees, the Mandarins have been able to successfully breed and continue to thrive as feral ducks here.
Such beautifully colored ducks with amazing claws that enable it to cling to tree branches while perching, it is a stunning creature, and darn elusive when it wants to be!!!
So while we photographed the Mandarin and Wood ducks we took a brief moment to take a video while the Mandarins were inspecting a downspout.
Enjoy the video below!!