[Tweeters] Mandarin Duck

Marv Breece marvbreece at q.com
Mon Jan 1 15:09:07 PST 2018

In 2005, friends of mine told me that several male and female Mandarin Ducks were coming to their bird feeders in Auburn and eating seed on the ground. They were not birders, and I was skeptical. Until their photos confirmed it.

I visited their home on a few occasions but did not see the birds. I worked in Auburn at the time, so I started taking my lunch at various pull-offs along Green River Road S. On June 21, 2005, I saw a female Mandarin Duck with 6 ducklings on the Green River. The next day, at the same location, I saw a female with 1 duckling. On July 6 and July 8, I saw a female with 1 duckling. Here are photos of the female:


Perhaps there is still a Mandarin Duck on the Green River.

Marv Breece
Tukwila, WA
marvbreece at q.com

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Phillips" <linda_phillips1252 at msn.com>
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Sent: Monday, January 1, 2018 12:32:35 PM
Subject: [Tweeters] Mandarin Duck

Does anyone know where I can find a Mandarin Duck in the greater Seattle area?

I got a 2018 calendar with 365 birds pictured. January 1 st bird is Mandarin Duck. I know I won’t see all 365 birds this year but it would be fun to start the year with this beauty.

Linda Phillips


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