[Tweeters] A rare Mandarin duck is hanging out in NYC's Central Park and nobody knows how it got there - CNN

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Sun Nov 4 08:41:03 PST 2018


Pine Lake (Sammamish) had a semi-tame Mandarin male in November 2007, also
cavorting with the resident Mallards... No obvious tags, but also unafraid
of humans within 10-15 feet, and happy to eat corn from a feeder...

I'm not sure, but I think he was around for several weeks.

00 caren
ParkGallery.org
george davis creek, north fork


On Sun, Nov 4, 2018 at 4:26 AM Marv Breece <marvbreece at q.com> wrote:


> In 2005 I worked for a company in Auburn. The company owner told me that

> Mandarin Ducks were visiting his Auburn home and eating dropped seed from

> his bird feeder. He gave me photos of 3 males & 2 females. At the time I

> remembered a recent Tweeters report of a male MADU on the Green River. I

> didn't take the single male report too seriously, but several? Maybe these

> were not escapees!

>

> Since I worked close to the Green River, I decided to take my lunch breaks

> at various pull offs along the river and see what I could see. This was

> between S 277th St & the Auburn Golf Course. On June 21, 2005 I saw an

> adult female Mandarin Duck swimming on the Green River with 6 very young

> ducklings! Mandarin Ducks were breeding in Auburn! But was it an established

> population. On June 22, July 1 and July 6 I saw a female with 1 duckling

> in about the same place, on the river. On July 8 I saw a female with no

> young. Below is a link to 2 photos I took of the female on that date. I

> regret that I have no photos of the ducklings.

> http://www.pbase.com/marvbreece/image/166789514

>

> I put this info on Tweeters, hoping that someone else might be interested

> and want to follow up. I saw nothing more on Tweeters. I took a job

> elsewhere & no longer visited the river. And that was that. Perhaps the

> birds are gone. And perhaps there is a small population of Mandarin Ducks

> still producing young in Auburn.

>

> Marv Breece

> Tukwila, WA

>

>

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> *From: *"Vicki Biltz" <vickibiltz at gmail.com>

> *To: *"Dan Reiff, PhD" <dan.owl.reiff at gmail.com>

> *Cc: *"Tweeters" <tweeters at u.washington.edu>

> *Sent: *Saturday, November 3, 2018 4:58:51 PM

> *Subject: *Re: [Tweeters] A rare Mandarin duck is hanging out in NYC's

> Central Park and nobody knows how it got there - CNN

>

> I’ve encountered several Mandarins over the years, including a pair that

> had bred, and were considered escapees from a breeder or a zoo. This was

> in the Midwest years ago. I’ve always considered them escapees. Why

> wouldn’t this fall under the same category? I’ve always ignored them,

> since I know bird breeders also breed them.

> vicki Biltz at gmail. Com

> Buckley, Wa

>

> On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 11:40 PM Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff at gmail.com>

> wrote:

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>> https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/02/us/mandarin-duck-central-park-nyc-trnd/index.html

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