SU0425 : River Ebble, Broad Chalke

taken 6 years ago, near to Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, Great Britain

River Ebble, Broad Chalke
River Ebble, Broad Chalke
A little egret and a number of mallard on a wintery morning.

The mallard is the most numerous and widespread of our ducks. It is the prime target of the wildfowler who has increased the population in some areas b releasing birds reared in captivity. Like other surface feeding ducks, the mallard dabbles for its food, which consists largely of water plants and their seeds. It is, therefore, restricted to shallow water to a maximum depth that it can reach by up-ending.

With its snowy white plumage, black legs and bright yellow feet, the bird is easy to spot.
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Date Taken
Friday, 10 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 10 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Village, Rural settlement  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
River (from Tags)
Ebble 
Place (from Tags)
Broad Chalke 
Bird (from Tags)
Mallard  Little Egret 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 044 256 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:1.8335N 1:56.2579W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 044 257
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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