Most goldeneye only spend the winter in the UK, particularly on larger lakes and reservoirs. Goldeneye do not really gather in large numbers like other duck species. A rare nesting bird in the highlands of Scotland, and an uncommon winter visitor to lakes and reservoirs throughout the country. It is rare to see a wild Goldeneye in the UK in May, when this image was taken.
Location: Layer Breton Causeway, Essex
Photographer: Dave Saunders