This morning residents observed two Mandarin Ducks. The Ducks were spotted last year on the City Quay lake but no one captured the picture.
We stood and watch the majestic creatures with its dazzling plumage, gorgeous and striking beak. It’s beak sets them apart from your average mallard and inspired its nickname ,”hot duck”.
The Mandarin duck is known to be one of the most beautiful ducks in the world. It is one of the few living creatures who don’t cause any environmental problems. In China and Korea, they symbolize faithfulness because they are monogamous birds, meaning they mate for life. That is why every bride receives a pair on her wedding day. The ducks have been spotted on our lake for the last couple of mornings: it makes you feel like a child again just looking.
The Mandarin Ducks were spotted in Sefton Park in January and originates over 4,500 miles away in China.
I hope everyone in their lifetime gets to see a Mandarin Duck – such an uplifting sight. Just remember one thing: if someone offers you a Mandarin Duck dish, don’t eat it, because it’s great to look at, but not to eat!
Article by Audrey McCurley Pictures captured by James Roche.
Can you please be more diligent In the disposal of your waste. If the bins in a bin shed are full, could you please walk along to the nearest bin shed and dispose of your waste properly.
It is surprising how we do not seem to understand that our convenience is ending up in excess cost and health hazard to our residents. In addition to the risk of any injuries from split stuff like broken plastic or glass that our maintenance team have to deal with.
James and his team had to spend time clearing and cleaning the above shed yesterday. Time they should been spending on more urgent matters.
We need to make sure we know proper disposal rules and put our trash in the correct bins. Please flatten boxes before dumping and keep our bin lids shut.
Residents need to take the initiative to correct others when they see improper disposal. Warnings will be issued to residents who are found to dispose wrongly and fines will be issued when caught recurrently.
We must keep our surroundings neat and clean to help us live healthy and better lives and for the betterment of City Quay.
Earlier this week, the Site Maintenance Team started a new project of restoring the lawns across City Quay. After years without treatment they have become heavily compacted and riddled with moss and weeds.
The process involves lawn scarification, the application of weed killer & lawn food, over-seeding followed by hollow tine aeration once the grass has started to develop.
During this time we ask that everyone refrains from walking across treated areas to help recovery. Dog walkers are advised to walk in the meadow at the front of the site along Riverside Drive.