Sunday, April 11, 2021

First Capture of Mandarin Duck;w Lucky I was♬

*Mandarin Duck Couple*

I was really happy for this unexpected first encounter♬ We have a saying called "Mandarin Duck Couple".  The Japanese name for the Mandarin Duck is "Oshidori", which means "beloved birds". I found this page which has beautiful pictures and great explanation about this bird. I will quote an explanation a little of this bird from the PC page. 

 In the Orient, there is a special story that the Buddha had once reincarnated as a Mandarin Duck and in Chinese culture there is the story of the “Pledge of the Mandarin Duck couple”. In Japan we have a special love for the Mandarin in art and culture.

Almost overjoyed (^.^)

Colorful left side is male and right side is female;

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  1. What a gorgeous couple! Their colors are so unique.

    It's terrific to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

  2. Dearest Miyako,
    Stunning Mandarin duck photos.
    You sure got lucky with the weather, light and all.

  3. Miyako - thanks for explaining why these ducks are so meaningful in your culture. They are spectacular, and you photographed them well! I am so happy to see these terrific creatures at Mosaic Monday!

  4. Wow, your ducks are so pretty. Happy mosaic Monday. I am #12 on the linky today.


  5. Not only are these bright colors Mandarin ducks beautiful (I feel sorry for the females:)), but also the place where you saw them. A beautiful place. Thank you so much for sharing them with All Seasons! Also I love your comments. That gives me a wonderful connection with you. Thank you so much for taking the time! Have a beautiful week, Jesh

  6. Miyako, you took some lovely photos there. I have never seen those ducks, they are so lovely! :)

  7. The ducks are certainly pretty. Some very interesting pics!

  8. Miyako, What a colorful and beautiful couple! Mandarin ducks I have not seen before. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D

  9. Beauty is obviously a subjective judgement, but a case could be made that it is the most beautiful duck in the world.

  10. Lovely images of a lovely looking species

  11. Wow - stunning photos of Mandarin ducks. Never seen them live. Wishing a lovely weekend Miyako.

  12. An exquisit coloured bird. Have a lovely weekend.

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