Ducks, Geese and Swans

Ducks are a group of birds that are in the Anatidae familly

What we do

Pochard Duck

Common name Binomial Status Mute Swan Cygnus olor A & C resident breeding species Tundra Swan (Bewick's Swan) Cygnus columbianus A winter visitor Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus A winter visitor Bean Goose Anser fabalis A winter visitor Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus A winter visitor Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons A winter visitor Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus A rare vagrant Greylag Goose Anser anser A & C resident wild and feral populations, winter visitor Snow Goose Anser caerulescens A & C resident introduced population, some wild vagrants Greater Canada Goose Branta canadensis A & C resident introduced population, some wild vagrants Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis A & C winter visitor and resident introduced population Brent Goose Branta bernicla A winter visitor Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis A rare vagrant Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca C resident introduced population Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea B Records since 1946 are presumed escapes from captivity Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna A resident breeder and winter visitor Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata C resident introduced population Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope A resident breeder and winter visitor American Wigeon Anas americana A rare vagrant Gadwall Anas strepera A & C resident breeder and winter visitor Baikal Teal Anas formosa A rare vagrant Eurasian Teal Anas crecca A resident breeder and winter visitor Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis A scarce migrant Mallard Anas platyrhynchos A & C resident breeder, winter visitor, and naturalised releases American Black Duck Anas rubripes A rare vagrant Northern Pintail Anas acuta A resident breeder and winter visitor Garganey Anas querquedula A breeding summer visitor Blue-winged Teal Anas discors A rare vagrant Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata A resident breeder and winter visitor Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina A & C scarce migrant and introduced breeder Canvasback Aythya valisineria A rare vagrant Common Pochard Aythya ferina A resident breeder and winter visitor Redhead Aythya americana A rare vagrant Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris A scarce migrant Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca A scarce migrant Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula A resident breeder and winter visitor Greater Scaup Aythya marila A winter visitor and occasional breeder Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis A rare vagrant Common Eider Somateria mollissima A resident breeder and winter visitor King Eider Somateria spectabilis A rare vagrant Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri A rare vagrant Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus A rare vagrant Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis A winter visitor and occasional breeder Common Scoter Melanitta nigra A resident breeder and winter visitor Black Scoter Melanitta americana A rare vagrant Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata A scarce migrant Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca A winter visitor Bufflehead Bucephala albeola A rare vagrant Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica A rare vagrant Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula A resident breeder and winter visitor Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus A rare vagrant Smew Mergellus albellus A winter visitor Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator A resident breeder and winter visitor Goosander Mergus merganser A resident breeder and winter visitor Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis C: introduced species currently subject to an eradication programmeP

Our Aims

Our aims is to provide as much information about habitats, the projects that can be undertaken on a habitat, to provide useful information for reference, so to get a fuller understanding of that wildlife that lives in each of that habitats.. Also to put all this information into one site so people can come back again and again to get the information that is needed for their research and projects.

My History

My name is Darren Russell. I have begun in creating this website in March 2010. I have had a long interest in habitats and nature from a young age where I would take part in nature walks and reading information in field guides

On the I have completed a National Diploma in Sport Fishery Management in which I received the grade triple Distinction. One this course I know that most of it is about fish and wetland but also a large part is about habitats and how to manage them. I know most of my experiences are mainly aquatic and I wish to branch out to other habitats of the United Kingdom. I now go out and take pictures and videos of wildlife in which I will incorporate in to this website I have collected some survey equipment such a field microscope telescope and camera that can be used on the microscope and telescope. I have nets a and survey equipment to get pictures not just of the big things everyone see but including the small things not many people take notice of such as invertebrates which are one the most important life forms on the planet providing food for a variety of other wildlife in their respective food chains