[Ontbirds] Mandarin Duck in Whitby
Mark Cranford [Ontbirds]
ontbirds_coord at rogers.com
Sat Jan 4 19:50:10 EST 2014
I just talked on the phone with one of the volunteers who were asked
assess the reported Mandarin Duck. I have not viewed this bird. Earlier
the duck had been reported to be in distress. Assessment showed that the
bird was alert and wary. There was no attempt to capture the duck. A net
could have been used if it was deemed necessary. There are procedures
for dealing with wildlife including exotics on public land and they are
Hopefully the weather will improve and the Mandarin will realize that
Mallards are not the best role models.
mark.cranford at ofo.ca
905 279 9576
On 04/01/2014 2:00 PM, Peter Darcy wrote:
> The Mandarin Duck is still present at Lynde Shores conservation area. The bird most likely an escapee looks to be alert, pruning and in good health, other than the photographer lady trying to capture it in a fish net, who feels it needs rescued.
> Lynde Shores conservation area is on Bayly between Ajax and Whitby. Bird is at the bridge and is stunning.
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