Saga of Eddie
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Saga of Eddie

Dinusaur

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In case you haven't heard, an escaped male Mandarin Duck, named Eddie, took up residence in Fairy Lake in Newmarket in the early part of January and promptly became a star attraction until it was captured on Jan 13 and was returned to the owner to be united with his girlfriend Wilma. In between, a female Mandarin Duck showed up in the Fairy Lake for few days and the two were celebrated as a romantic pair (I hope Wilma doesn't know Eddie's new love interest). I wished Shortsighted saw the pair and heard their stories, he could've written a really interesting piece on them to the delight of all the members of this forum. Anyway, after missing out on a Mandarin duck a few years back in Lynde Shore in Whitby, this time I showed up at the location on Jan 9 and took some photos of Eddie. Here are some photos of the handsome duck and to provide a contrast I posted a photo of a Muscovy Duck.






Mandarin Duck on the left and a Mustovy Duck on the right - two of nature's master pieces.






Ally

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Fantastic captures and story! I just wonder where did that female come from, and how, how did she find out that he is there?


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Fantastic captures and story! I just wonder where did that female come from, and how, how did she find out that he is there?
I have a feeling another exotic bird farm has placed the female there in hopes of keeping Eddie at the location or as part of their own breeding program. I recently read that each Mandarin duck could sell for $300. Anyway, here's some more info on Eddie.


The show is over, Newmarket's celebrity duck safely captured, back at the farm (8 photos) - NewmarketToday.ca


Ally

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Fantastic captures and story! I just wonder where did that female come from, and how, how did she find out that he is there?
I have a feeling another exotic bird farm has placed the female there in hopes of keeping Eddie at the location or as part of their own breeding program. I recently read that each Mandarin duck could sell for $300. Anyway, here's some more info on Eddie.


The show is over, Newmarket's celebrity duck safely captured, back at the farm (8 photos) - NewmarketToday.ca
Thanks for sharing, that makes sense.