Mandarin Ducks

As the weather warms up it is good to see plenty of wildlife around on campus especially birdlife making nests ready for the new breeding season.The pond is well known for Moorhen,coot and mallard which all breed there but we also have plenty of activity on the river.Do look out for the Mandarin ducks which can be seen around close by usually under tree cover along the river being a shy bird. Did you know that the mandarin duck often makes its nest in tree holes often quite high up.

Male and female Mandarin ducks the male being brightly coloured