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Those Summer Migrant Ducks Come Back In Good Shape

Our only summer migrant ducks, garganeys arrive this month in twos, having paired up on wintering grounds in sub-Saharan Africa.

Migrant Garganey

Sightings of this small species (between teal and mallard in size) are unpredictable, but search quiet lakes in the south and east of England for handsome drakes – identified by white eye-stripes – and their muted mates. Some are en route to breeding grounds in north and east Europe; a tiny population of fewer than 100 pairs stays to nest in the UK.

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