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Lets meet our most common ducks, geese and swans

Hello! In this guide, we will introduce you to some of our most common British ducks, geese and swans, and help you learn a little bit about them. Are you ready? Let’s get started …

barnacle goose

Barnacle Goose

brent goose

Brent Goose

canada goose

Canada Goose

white-fronted goose

White-fronted Goose

Greylag Goose

egyptian goose

Egyptian Goose

Berwick's swan

Berwick's Swan

mute swan

Mute Swan

whooper swan

Whooper Swan

common scoter

Common Scoter

eider duck

Eider

gadwall

Gadwall

garganey

Garganey

goldeneye

Goldeneye

goosander

Goosander

long-tailed duck

Long-tailed Duck

mallard

Mallard

mandarin duck

Mandarin

pintail duck

Pintail

pochard

Pochard

merganser

Merganser

ruddy duck

Ruddy Duck

scaup

Scaup

shelduck

Shelduck

shoveler

Shoveler

smew

Smew

teal

Teal

tufted duck, birds field guides

Tufted Duck

velvet scoter

Velvet Scoter

widgeon

Wigeon

A little background on ducks and geese

Did you know there are two types of ducks – diving ducks and dabbling ducks.

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