Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos – HWYADEN WYLLT – Breeding resident, passage migrant and winter visitor

Mallard – 2020-21 WeBS

The latest figures from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – totals from all count sites.

Mallard – 2003-07 breeding

Anas platyrhynchos – HWYADEN WYLLT – Breeding resident, passage migrant and winter visitor Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 98 100 Breeding probable 19 57 Breeding possible 66 76 No of tetrads occupied 183 (of 478) 233 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 38.3% 47.6% Mallard nest largely around fresh water but have shown a capability […]

Mallard – 1994

Anas platyrhynchos – HWYADEN WYLLT – Breeding resident, passage migrant and winter visitor 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 98 Breeding probable 19 Breeding possible 66 No of tetrads occupied 183 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 38.3% This is the bird that Mathew (1894) knew as the Wild Duck, and it has probably not changed its status to any degree […]

Mallard – 1980s winter

Anas platyrhynchos – HWYADEN WYLLT – Breeding resident, passage migrant and winter visitor The BTO winter atlas showed that Mallards were present in most 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square.  The darkest blue represents over 239 birds both being squares containing […]

Mallard – 1949

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.

Mallard – 1894

WILD DUCK, Anas boscas Resident; common; breeds all over the county in suitable places, on wet moors, by the side of streams and ponds. We had several broods every season below Stone Hall, on the Cleddy, and by the side of tiny streams joining that river. The Wild Duck must have been far more abundant fifty years ago. In a […]