Thursday, November 15, 2018

Birds & their Reflections

The Mandarin duck (seen in the image above) returned to Central Park yesterday! And when I saw him in a manner that SEEMED to indicate he saw his reflection, it got me curious about the matter.

As you undoubtedly know, Northern cardinals are apt to fight with their own window reflection (as seen in the pictures below), thinking it is another bird.

Does ANYONE know if the  Mandarin (or any other duck) recognizes his reflection in water?

Btw, the images of the Northern cardinal featured here are included in Words In Our Beak Volume One, with an interesting narrative by Cam, a female cardinal who tells the story. Info re this book and others can be found below this blog post.

As for the Mandarin duck, I have photos of him that can be rendered into wall art (printed on an array of surfaces) as well as images on greeting cards; and they can be printed on items for the household, plus "life style" items! Here's the link:

My Mandarin duck "products" and my Words In Our Beak book series make perfect gifts for the upcoming holidays of Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanza or any occasion!
Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529
Book Seller Info:
Barnes & Noble On-Line:
book culture On Columbus (a bookstore on the UWS in NYC):

Volume Two: ISBN: 9780996378536
Book Seller Info:
Barnes & Noble On-Line:

Volume Three: ISBN: 978099637853
Now available on Amazon @ and can be ordered from any place selling books by giving them the title and/or ISBN, which once again is 978099637853.

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