duck, duck, duck, duck, GOOSE!

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

One of my favourite things about living in London is Hyde Park. It's a surprising place, great for people watching - and fantastic for bird watching. Spring is an especially great time of year to go strolling as there's lots of baby birds around too. I love watching them learn to swim, fly and sing!

Tonight I was lucky enough to spot a pair of Mandarin ducks. These guys are breathtaking. They have a slightly more angular silhouette that you regular ducks and a full palette of colours, almost like they've been designed. I had my camera with me so managed to get one decent snap.

mandarin ducks opposite the peter pan statue in hyde park

and just so you know they really exist here's another courtesy of

rainbow feathers
fortunately for me I've found a way to take them home too with this lovely set of bird badges by Kate Broughton. Love these!

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