"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

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.

If you have a photograph you would like to share with us, please send it as a JPEG to eastbourne.herald@jpimedia.co.uk, telling us a little about the picture and the type of camera/phone it was taken on.

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
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
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John Lauper took this photograph of the lighthouse at Beachy Head on a breezy day with choppy seas. SUS-191017-101117001
John Lauper took this photograph of the lighthouse at Beachy Head on a breezy day with choppy seas. SUS-191017-101117001
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Beautiful sunrise from South Cliff at 6.45am on Monday September 30, taken by Barry Kadwill with a Sony DSC - HX350. SUS-191017-101229001
Beautiful sunrise from South Cliff at 6.45am on Monday September 30, taken by Barry Kadwill with a Sony DSC - HX350. SUS-191017-101229001
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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
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
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