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Eyes on the Escapee...Having never seen a Mandarin Duck, outside of photographs, I thought it would be worth the trip to Central Park to see this beautiful creature. While I received some flack from my wildlife buddies that the bird, in his escapee status, is not wildlife, I felt that just like going to the zoo it is always worth being graced by the beauty of all animals. Wood ducks and Harlequins have always been my favorite; however, after seeing this guy I found a special place in my heart for these fellas. Absolutely beautiful!!! Hoping to get out to their native environment one day to capture that wildlife shot of them.
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