Date: 2/2/17 7:15 pm
From: RonC8 (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Mandarin Duck in Asheville
Yesterday (Wednesday) I was amazed to find a male Mandarin Duck at the
Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary in north Asheville, NC. The bird was in the small
creek to the right of the parking lot, where it was keeping company with a
pair of Mallards. I later saw the three birds out on the main body of the
lake. Such a bird, a native of Asia, is likely an escapee from someone's

link to a short video on Flickr:

Ron Crissman
Mars Hill, NC
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