Gadwall

The Gadwall is a winter visitor to Swan lake. A medium sized duck with fairly inconspicuous grey markings and plumage, it spends its day dabbling (feeding) on the surface of the lake for vegetation and occasionally turning tail up to reach more tender weeds within the lake. Although the Gadwall is a resident in the British Isles it is quite a shy bird and possibly the use of the lake in the summer for watercraft activities deters them from nesting here.

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