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What am I?

I am a duck and probably the most elegant duck you will ever see!

Where do I come from?

I fly here from Iceland, Scandinavia and Russia.

A bit about me

I feed on plants and seeds. You will be lucky to spot me as there are not many of us around. You will instantly recognise me due to my long ‘pintail’. I am super fast and often referred to as the ‘greyhound’ of the ducks.

Local spotlight

We are not present in huge numbers, around 800 of us. A hot spot for us is Lymington and Langstone Harbour.

Conservation status

I’m amber listed in the UK

I’m a qualifying feature for the Chichester and Langstone Harbour Special Protection Area – that means, when the site was designated, a nationally significant number of us used these awesome coastlines in the winter!

Fun fact

We normally only live for 3 years, however a friend of mine reached the age of 27!