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#1004405 - 14th Mar 2016 7:51pm Mandarin Ducks
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A pair of Mandarin Ducks have starting visiting my pond in the back garden here in Barnston.

Where else on Wirral do you see these colourful ducks?, originally brought in from China.

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#1004410 - 14th Mar 2016 9:18pm Re: Mandarin Ducks [Re: Davefabo]
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There was a pair on Raby Mere for a while and also a pair on the ponds at Frankby Styles (Larton Livery) I'm sure there must be others around too.

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#1004420 - 14th Mar 2016 10:59pm Re: Mandarin Ducks [Re: Davefabo]
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Since their release in 1939 from Walcot Hall, Shropshire and every year in the 1950s to 1970 from Eaton Hall, Cheshire it appears they are quite common on any suitable water on the Wirral Peninsula.

Highest numbers seem to appear at Caldy and Arrowe Park but there are recordings at other park lakes as well.
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#1004421 - 14th Mar 2016 11:38pm Re: Mandarin Ducks [Re: Davefabo]
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Just spotted one this evening on the pond in Frankby cemetery

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#1004502 - 16th Mar 2016 10:05am Re: Mandarin Ducks [Re: Davefabo]
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Beautiful birds - you are very lucky to have them.

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