Finally, wintering ducks have arrived in the Ecology Park. A pair of Mallards (Magamoマガモ) were recorded on the 11/Oct for the first time this season.
The number of the Mallards had grown up to 4 (2males, 2females) on 18/Oct, but there was still no sign of Teals, which normally arrive earlier than any other duck.
The male Mallard had a shabby look! It would still take a bit of time to get a lovely green head back:)
The ducks were picking up acorns from the bottom of the pond, which must be a valuable energy source after a long journey and for the winter.
Spot-billed Ducks (Karugamoカルガモ) were doing the same thing as well.