BLAGDON LAKE BIRDS

Mallard



Mallard Anas platyrhynchos (Linnaeus, 1758)

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos

(Common R, PM & WV. Breeder.)

A record dating circa 1930 was reported by Stanley Lewis as follows; "A resident of Blagdon reports seeing a duck, early one morning, taking her brood through the village to the reservoir."

Bibliography (sources of information)

    1. Lewis, S. 1955. The Breeding Birds of Somerset and their Eggs. Arthur H. Stockwell Ltd., Ilfracombe, Devon.

Updated 3 January, 2013