Where to see them
Mainly on freshwater lakes, gravel pits, reservoirs, rivers and town park lakes when deep enough. Sometimes seen offshore, especially in winter if freshwater areas are frozen.
When to see them
All year round.
What they eat
Vegetation, snails and insect larvae.
|Europe||UK breeding*||UK wintering*||UK passage*|
|-||22,600-28,800 pairs||180,000 birds||-|