What with one thing and another, I have taken to extending my morning dog walk into a mini-survey of our local Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserve. Luckily, they have been getting control of farmland around my house now for a few years and have added it to Spouse's Vale and Arger Fen, which is mainly mixed woodland. So I feel very lucky at this difficult time to have that as my daily outing.
What I am on here for is this: there are two ducks which roost up a tree. They flush and make a really loud repeating trumpet sound. The only ducks I have seen locally are mallards - and they aren't them - and a mandarin duck on a local pond the other morning.
Does anyone have any ideas about the mystery trumpeting tree ducks?
Just a guess but Egyptian Geese do often roost/perch in trees. Do they sound anything like this.
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Crozzles1 said:A real trumpet sound. Saw them again this evening: 90% sure they're mandarin
I've never heard Mandarin calls. You could search on https://www.xeno-canto.org/explore?query=Mandarin%20Duck to see if you can find anything that matches
Hello Crozzies, Mandarin Ducks I took last year at Santon Downham.
Hope this helps
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