A fairly common dabbling duck found throughout the year, the gadwall is only a little smaller than a Mallard. It nests in small numbers in the UK, on freshwater lakes with lots of vegetation, but can be seen in large numbers in winter at reservoirs, lakes, flooded gravel pits and coastal wetlands. This image was taken at Stodmarsh Nature Reserve.
Location: Stodmarsh Nature Reserve
Photographer: Dave Saunders