Mallards have occasionally been seen on the clifftop. The pair on the left were photographed at Lymington, those below at Hengistbury Head, but they can be found locally on almost any stretch of water, temporary or permanent. The pictures will enlarge.
Photographs March 2003
This Mallard was escorting her extensive brood on a quiet backwater on Stanpit Marsh.
Photograph (right) - June 2004)
The family group below were at a local country park in May 2003. Click on the parents or the chicks for enlargements.
Although these Mallards all seem to be pretty pure, Hybrid forms do occur.