I have been diligently learning my duck language and on Monday it paid off.
Whilst walking beside the River Thames in Henley we met this charming creature.
Unsure whether this was a Teal or some other species we stood and debated the issue. Meanwhile said bird was quaking away and suddenly i realised what she was saying:
Wo she tiatai. - this is the Pinyin representation for humans.
|我是 太 太 = I am a female Mandarin|
In case you are not as well versed as me this is Mandarin for:
I am a wife
And so the message clicked - she is a female Mandarin Duck
All those hours of study were well worth it.