Finding Out About… Gadwall

Image by Don McCrady, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Latin name: Anas Strepera Most literature give Gadwall as a naturalised resident. It is a very special Paxton Pits bird in that we hold, on average during late Autumn and Winter up to 350 of these attractive wild fowl. This exceeds 1% of the entire English wintering population,… Read More

Finding Out About… Mute Swans

Friends volunteer, popular guide and bird expert Trevor Gunton introduces his next in a series of informative articles. Image by Peter Hagger Local birdwatchers do not seem to take much interest in our mainly resident swans, almost as if they are not real wild birds. They are ever present on most pits throughout the year,… Read More