I was rather suprised to see this little guy - a Mandarin duck, er, drake - preening alongside some mallards. It's the first time I've seen one of these in the wild, let alone around here. But he seemed perfectly at home.
Tech stuff: another with the 500mm mirror lens, handheld, cropped to about 2/3 of the height of the full frame.
Thanks for stopping to take a look.