Swans, ducks and geese (Anatidae)
Where to see them
In summer, mainly in Highlands of Scotland. Best looked for in winter on lakes, large rivers and sheltered coasts, particularly in north and west Britain.
When to see them
Summer in the Highlands of Scotland for breeding birds; wintering birds arrive from August to December and return north in February and March.
What they eat
Mussels, insect larvae, small fish and plants
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