I saw these Mandarins on the far side of the lake and couldn’t get near them. Then I sneaked through the forest to a point not far from where they were and sat there for an hour. Eventually a few of the ducks came close and I managed to get some reasonable shots. What a beautiful bird this is!

Order: Anseriformes; Family: Anatidae
Aix galericulata
Mandarin Duck = oshidori

Location: Mizumachi Lake (see post here)