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
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