There is a park in the neighbourhood with old trees. The little city itself is not interesting, so we were not so much interested in looking what is going on there.
You know how it is - you live somewhere and things, places which are in your closest distance don't take your attention.
But one day - being in the mood of having 'sightseeing' - pushed by that unknown impulse, that possibly comes from inner you and tries to kick you out of routine - we decided to look around - just a short walk in a place that is close, but completely unknown.
Luckily I took camera with me, cos that walk was full of surprises. We found something really worth to see :)
These ducks are most common in Poland.
But only take a look at this next picture!!
When I saw it first time, I thought: OMG somebody put artificial duck on the lake! What a disgusting thing!
But wait a second! It is moving! yey!!
What is this??
I took photos first :)
Then I looked in the book and look what I found: Mandarin Duck - male. I never saw them before in my life. I never thought they live wild in Poland :)
They are rare in Poland, and as far as I know rare in entire Europe.
They originate from Asia (China) were they are native.
They are 'endangered species -despite being evaluated as Least Concern because of large-scale exports and the destruction of its forest habitat' - this is they say.
I understood while looking at numbers: only 1000 pairs is living in China and Russia, 5000 in Japan.
And we also have ONE pair in Pruszków city park!
So, what is my lesson from the walk? Even in something/a place that seems to be very common and of no interest, there might be something you never saw before :)
"That I exist is a perpetual surprise which is life' by Rabindranath Tagore