Scientific name: Anas strepera
Nature Stars: 50
About: A fairly common dabbling duck found throughout the year, only a little smaller than a Mallard.
How to identify: Males are grey with a black rear end. Both males and females can be told by the white patches on their secondary feathers.
Where: Mainly found in south and eastern England, but can be found anywhere.
Fantastic fact: Gadwall can sometimes be seen following Coot around. After the coot have dived down to pick water weed, the Gadwall will grab some for themselves!
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc