This attractive medium sized duck can be found on lakes and coastal waters around Britain during the winter.
Although originally a winter visitor, an increasing number have been breeding in Scotland since the first record in 1970. It is now extimated that 200 pairs are breeding each year helped by the provision of nest boxes.
The UK wintering population is estimated at 27,000 birds
Photo by Sergey Yeliseev (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yeliseev/)
wonderful capture, great post too !
One of my favourite birds