Scientific name: Anas penelope
Nature Stars: 40
About: A common dabbling duck, a winter visitor that gathers in large numbers, particularly on wet grasslands, flood meadows and gravel pits and reservoirs with gently sloping edges where they can easily get out onto the grassy banks.
How to identify: A medium-sized duck with a round head and short bill. Males are grey with a pink breast, orange head, yellow forehead and obvious white wing patches when they fly.
Where: Found in the winter throughout the country.
Fantastic fact: Wigeon are more likely to be found grazing on grass than dabbling in the water.
Photograph credit: Nemo's Great Uncle