The Mandarin Duck: What Is He Up To Now?

A few months back we wrote about the duck who’s been taking Central Park by storm. We thought it was time for an update.

The Mandarin Duck has officially made bird watching cool and after a brief hiatus, he is back in the Central Park Pond. On January 31, popular bird watching account, Manhattan Bird Alert tweeted out that our feathery friend had made his way back to Central Park and is surviving the cold.

It is believed that he left for a brief stint to test out the waters on the East River.

Since then, he has been adapting back to life on the pond and is enjoying the slight rise in temperature.

He seems to have survived the arctic blast alright and is enduring the low temperatures and snow- something that experts believe he might not be accustomed to.

photo: @ckelly19519 via Instagram
photo: @ckelly19519 via Instagram

He even has his own Instagram account now with the handle @nycmandarin. People are obsessed with photographing this guy-he’s by far the trendiest duck there is.

photo: @nature_ck via Instagram
photo: @nature_ck via Instagram

 We’re happy to know that people are keeping tabs on him and that he’s back safe and sound in Central Park. He seems to be integrating well into our concrete jungle.
 Featured image: @heyitstaiho via Instagram
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