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Mandarin Drake

By Glostopcat  
Seeing as it is belting it down with rain again in Gloucestershire this morning, I thought it rather apt that I uploaded a duck. This is a handsome mandarin drake I saw on the stream close to the picnic area at WWT Slimbridge in Gloucestershire on my last visit back in April. One of my Uncle Adie's epzer "Tomcat" favourite subjects is the Great British weather, seeing as it is a frivolous Friday I thought it would be a bit of fun if we counted how many times he mentions it in his posts from this morning up until midnight!Wink At the end of the day or first thing tomorrow morning I shall reveal the number of mentions I manage to find on here and any other interesting statistics or memorable quotes he makes, I trust you will not disappoint us Mr Tomcat!WinkGrin If anyone spots any classic Tomcat quotes or rants in the galleries or forums feel free to post any gems you find on here!Wink

Tags: Drake Mandarin duck Slimbridge Glos Wildfowl and wetlands trust Wildlife and nature

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Richsr 10 91 223 England
6 Jul 2012 8:46AM
A colourful upload to bright up a wet dark morning here.

Regards Richard

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6 Jul 2012 8:50AM
Excellent colour and detail captured Ed,
CaroleS Plus
7 430 3 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 8:53AM
A lovely bright image Ed.
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
6 Jul 2012 9:03AM
Fantastic and colourful capture,ED,very well done,
Irishkate Plus
6 41 110 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 9:09AM
That's what I call making the most of the weather!
A duck and a real beauty Ed with lovely ripples
and reflections.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
6 Jul 2012 9:16AM
Not too sure ven the bravest Ducks would have chosen to be outdoors in this morning's weather here! Beautiful image though.

Gerryrys 5 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 9:22AM
Nice one Ed.

achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
6 Jul 2012 12:29PM
Excellent colourful capture Ed, the exposure has been controlled very well mate!


Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 1:35PM
Lovely pose and colours and I really like the colour of the waterGrin
Great image.
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
6 Jul 2012 2:48PM
Lovely Ed . He just looks like a carved duck WinkWinkWink xx
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
6 Jul 2012 2:53PM
A super capture, Ed, and no doubt you will find a tomcat comment on my upload today, we have a daily banter about the weather Smile Carol
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
6 Jul 2012 2:58PM
I always love the colour of these Mandarins Ed.
Super colours here.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Jul 2012 4:00PM
does he know about your plans... ? I'm intrigued1
a fine duck it is too.
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 4:03PM
Lovely shot Ed, i think im getting web feetSmileSmileTongueWink
Ray42 9 3 England
6 Jul 2012 5:01PM
A great capture Ed - just the weather for ducks here at the moment!!!!WinkWink
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
6 Jul 2012 6:21PM
Someone once threw a mandarin orange at my head. Someone else yelled, "Duck!", but I wasn't quick enough. Had to see the doctor but he turned out to be a right quack. Slapped me with a big bill, though. Bah.

Incredible colours and fine capture here, Ed.

6 Jul 2012 6:21PM
Glad to be 40 on this one Ed', I remember being 40, and wondering how I ever managed to get there? Goodness knows how by some quirk of Fate, I got to 63 ???

John Smile
bricurtis Plus
12 2.1k 49 England
6 Jul 2012 8:22PM
I like the ruffle look Ed - must have the wind behind it.Smile
8 10 10 England
6 Jul 2012 8:38PM
Colourful Ed and he looks almost too good to be true. Great shot.
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 8:59PM
Great colours and reflections Ed SmileSmile
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
6 Jul 2012 10:45PM
Only one mention of the weather from the Tomcat tonight, he really must be under the weather,
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
7 Jul 2012 12:56AM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks folks, they are much appreciated. Nothing much from the Tomcat tonight regarding the weather, i spoke to him earlier and he is so cheesed off with it that he has almost lost the will to live and can't be bothered to mention it anymore! So only one mention on Carol G's upload, Ed
ElmsArt 10 82 1 Scotland
7 Jul 2012 2:42AM
Super capture.

I even checked "The Grumpy Group". Not a word from TC there either.

Tibetan 5 3 England
7 Jul 2012 2:25PM
Nice colours these I really like them a very good photo, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
tonyng 7 9 2 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2012 2:30PM
Love to photograph one of these one day. They are so colourful and photogenic. Top capture.
danbrann 12 636 17
7 Jul 2012 10:24PM
An absolute beauty Ed.
8 Jul 2012 6:54AM
A handsome chap here Ed. Well captured. A
NeilWigan 7 16 16 England
8 Jul 2012 9:03AM
Good shot of a lovely bird ,great colours.
9 Jul 2012 11:16PM
Great shot excellent details Ed..Lin

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