The Mandarin duck is a perching duck species common to the Eastern region of Asia. While it is called a duck it likes to nest in trees and has a brightly colored pattern on its body. Mandarin Ducks are relatives of another beautiful duck, the Wood duck. Both ducks are perching ducks and are likely hide their beauty in dark wooded areas, along streams.
If you find yourself in a place where these ducks are commonly found then the best way to watch their beauty would be using binoculars for bird watching.
Bird watching however, does not have to be limited to be just that. You can also help out birds near your home with the best bird feeders on the market.