Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Mandarins at Adel Dam Nature Reserve

On Tuesday afternoon we visited Adel Dam Nature Reserve next to Goldenacre Park. Small birds flew back and forth between the feeders and surrounding vegetation, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Robin, a pair of Nuthatch, Long Tail Tit, Dunnock, joined briefly by a Great Spotted Woodpecker. A single female Mandarin duck fed on the outskirts of the pond, whilst a couple of male Mandarins kept their distance near the stream at the back of the clearing. After 10 minutes a brightly coloured handsome male marched towards the pond followed by more and ending up with a total of 12 Mandarins.


  1. They really are Bobby Dazzlers.

  2. Super to see the mature males in their full finery.


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