Swans, ducks and geese (Anatidae)
Where to see them
A localised species, pintails occur sheltered coasts and estuaries. Particularly large concentrations found on sites such as the Dee Estuary, Solway Estuary and Ouse Washes.
When to see them
All year. Wintering birds arrive from September with numbers peaking in December. The return migration takes place from late February into March.
What they eat
A variety of plants and invertebrates.
|Europe||UK breeding*||UK wintering*||UK passage*|
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