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wildfowl:

see waterfowlwaterfowl,
common term for members of the order Anseriformes, wild, aquatic, typically freshwater birds including ducks, geese, and screamers. In Great Britain the term is also used to designate species kept for ornamental purposes on private lakes or ponds, while in North
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wildfowl

1. any bird that is hunted by man, esp any duck or similar aquatic bird
2. such birds collectively
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Situated on the Solway Firth, Caerlaverock is the overwintering home for a huge range of wildfowl and wetland birds, including the entire population of Svalbard barnacle geese and hundreds of whooper swans, who will have made the journey all the way from Iceland.
And with a weight just under seven pounds, you'll be glad the Wildfowl has a squishy 3 / 4-inch recoil pad.
PwC's senior office partner in Newcastle, Bill MacLeod, who volunteered at the Washington Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust said: "As a firm we talk about how important it is to do the right thing in the community and One Firm One Day allows us to do this.
Winter also marks the time when the males of these and other wildfowl moult to reveal the bright colourful plumage they will use to attract mates in the breeding season.
The Severn provides extensive feeding and roosting sites for large populations of waders and wildfowl.
Seeing our stunning winter wildfowl come in to roost against the backdrop of the setting sun is an awe-inspiring sight.
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Warden Sarah Money, based at Conwy RSPB nature reserve in Llandudno Junction, said: "Male mandarin ducks are kept quite commonly by people as ornamental wildfowl and in larger wildfowl collections.
The pensioner says he has spent most of his life snapping wildfowl, and travels all over the country to capture unusual pictures of birds.
The RSPB, the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust (WWT) and most other wildlife charities all have volunteering opportunities.
The temporary suspension of shooting certain species of wildfowl due to the severe weather will continue until January 5.
Scientists have shown why the global spread of bird flu by direct migration of wildfowl is unlikely.