Swans, ducks and geese (Anatidae)
Where to see them
Best looked for in winter on estuaries such as the Dee in Cheshire, the Solway Firth, the Firth of Forth and the Moray Firth. Also, look on enclosed waters such as Lough Neagh in Ireland. A small number occur inland on deeper waters, where they associate with pochards and tufted ducks.
When to see them
Mainly in winter, from late October to March.
What they eat
Shellfish, crustacea and small insects.
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