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Asheville, NC, USA
While visiting my in-laws in Asheville NC, I went around their neighborhood, looking for unusual birds. Not only did I find this wild Mandarin Duck, but after initially flying away, it came back to the little pond I originally found it in and proceeded to put on a show for me. I thought this image best fit the Surprise Me theme of this week’s contest.
Category 7: The Unexpected
Mandarin Duck shakes off after a morning bath.
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