Scientific name: Anas crecca
Nature Stars: 40
About: A common little dabbling duck, particularly in the winter when they gather in large numbers on gravel pits, reservoirs and wet flood meadows.
How to identify: A small duck, the male is grey with a speckled breast and a lovely green head with orange eye patch.
Where: Nests in small numbers around the country, particularly in the uplands, but much more common in winter when it can be found on most wetlands.
Fantastic fact: This is our smallest duck, weighing just 350 grammes.
Photograph credit: Amy Lewis