A few weeks ago we decided to check out the colours by taking a stroll around the Isabella Plantation within Richmond Park. A you can see many of the Azeleas were in full bloom providing a glorious feast of colour.
On some of the Rhododendrons the buds were just opening, suggesting a hint of the colour about to emerge but these weren't the only colour on show .....
On a very small pond hidden amongst the vegetation were a couple of Egyptian Geese but the stars were definitely the five male Mandarin Ducks.
Despite being an introduced species, I never get tired of watching this exotic and charming duck.
A little time was spent smartening up those feathers.
After their morning swim it was time to chill out together ... such is a duck's life! FAB.