[su_carousel source=”media: 1141,1140,1139,1138,1137,1135,1134″ width=”1200″ height=”800″ items=”2″] The Tufted Duck is a small diving duck.

The Tufted Duck is a medium-sized diving duck, smaller than a mallard. It is black on the head, neck, breast and back and white on the sides. The Tufted Duck has a small crest and a yellow eye. In flight it shows an obvious white stripe across the back of the wing. The Tufted Duck breeds in the UK across lowland areas of England, Scotland and Ireland, but less commonly in Wales, with most birds being residents. Numbers increase in the UK in winter because of birds moving to the UK from Iceland and northern Europe.

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Wren

The Wren is a tiny brown bird, although it is heavier and not as slim as the even smaller Goldcrest. For such a small bird it has a remarkably loud voice.

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Sanderling

The name derives from Old English sand-yrðling, “sand-ploughman”.

A Small Wader

The Sanderling (Calidris alba) is a small wading bird.

It is highly gregarious in winter, sometimes forming large flocks on coastal mudflats or sandy beaches.

This bird is similar in size to a Dunlin, but stouter, with a thick bill.

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