Mandarin Duck on the Pond

I think this duck came to visit over the summer and has just stayed. I'm glad because I love him. Have been meaning to get down and take some pictures of him for a while but haven't had chance, and the light is pretty nice for taking pictures today.

actually it's a pair but the female is far less impressive. I love that about birds - the males are all super fancy and work so hard for the females' attention, and the females are usually just a normal grey-brown colour