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Mallard on nest?

Observed: 25th April 2010 By: wb2246
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Well hidden female Mallard, possibly on nest

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) interacts

Comments

RoyW's picture

Looks like Mallard.

Unfortunately it's not really possible to be certain because not much of the bird is visible in the photo!

Hayley Chandler's picture

Definately looks like a mallard!

I would say this is mallard nest - the habitat looks fairly common for a good nest spot and is just out of reach for people/predators. The only way to be sure though is to inspect the nest when the adult mallard is away from the area but I would suggest this be done by someone from the RSPB or from the nature reserve in case someone thinks you're egg stealing!!

wb2246's picture

mallard news

Saw what I think was the same mallard at the same spot, with 6 little ducklings.