Mallard is the most common and widespread duck. This bird can adapt to any environment where it can find water, from rivers and lakes to coastal marshes and urban ponds. The male is grey with dark green head, purple-brown breast and yellow bill, while the female is mainly brown with orange bill. Mallard likes to feed on seeds, berries, plants, insects and shellfish.
All year round
Our commenest duck you have a chance of seeing it almost anywhere in the Park although Castle Semple and Greenock Cut are the best sites.