My sister and I went for another walk yesterday and saw the pair of mandarins. This time we got a much closer look and they even came right up to where we were standing.
The poor female didn’t get much of a look in because she isn’t as ‘look at me’ gorgeous as the male! I did manage to get her tail in one picture as she swam to the edge to get out and have a closer look at us.
We also saw a female mallard with four (quite newly hatched I think) chicks.