Is this Eastbourne’s most handsome duck? Mallard’s resplendent plumage, pier against a stormy sky and more of Eastbourne Herald readers’ pictures

A sunbeam illuminating the pier in the midst of a stormy, rainy grey sky, a selection of autumnal scenes and a rather handsome mallard duck - here’s the latest round up of Eastbourne Herald readers’ pictures.

Thursday, 17th October 2019, 5:40 pm
"Often overlooked - the male mallard duck has such beautiful colours after his moult," said Derek A Briggs, who snapped this handsome chap in Hampden Park with a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera. SUS-191017-101159001

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"Often overlooked - the male mallard duck has such beautiful colours after his moult," said Derek A Briggs, who snapped this handsome chap in Hampden Park with a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera. SUS-191017-101159001
Anne Norton captured this splash of autumn colour in Princes Park with an iPhone. SUS-191017-101209001
Spiny conkers by a red telephone box - this autumnal shot was taken by Karen Bailey. SUS-191017-101219001
A painted lady butterfly basks in the sun on a beautiful autumn day. Picture by Alison Cushing. SUS-191017-101251001
Alan Draeger took this striking photograph of Eastbourne pier in a beam of sunlight breaking out of a stormy sky with an iphone 6s. SUS-191017-101303001
John Lauper took this photograph of the lighthouse at Beachy Head on a breezy day with choppy seas. SUS-191017-101117001
Beautiful sunrise from South Cliff at 6.45am on Monday September 30, taken by Barry Kadwill with a Sony DSC - HX350. SUS-191017-101229001
Caterpillar D6T LGP moving shingle at Sovereign Harbour as part of sea defence works. Taken by Jim King who said, " I have to thank the really friendly drivers for giving me the thumbs up as they passed by, all a credit to their respective companies." SUS-191017-101239001
Another of the beach works at Sovereign Harbour, by Jim King. This is a Mercedes Axor 3236 dumper truck. SUS-191017-101128001
Cuckmere Haven at dawn. Photograph by Gary Jones, taken with a Nikon D800. SUS-191017-101139001
Stunning sunrise on Monday September 30, taken by Anne Gilmour from her bedroom window in Carlisle Road. " Although beautiful I could not completely capture the vivid colours I could see with the naked eye - it was awesome!" she said. SUS-191017-101149001