We wandered into the public park and toward the small pond when I saw, a female Mandarin. This could be good I thought as I spotted a Male, then another, and then many more unusual birds, by which time the penny dropped.
It turns out that this Public park pond is populated with unusual birds through the efforts of a local individual who we were unable to identify.
Although captive through wing clipping, I still felt they were worth a mention.
Apparently they lost five female Mandarin as a result of Foxes and Badger during the winter.
This was where I secured my Pintail photo which I included in an earlier post