The Gadwall is a common dabbling duck found throughout most parts of England and some parts of Scotland & Wales.  The male is grey, black and beige patterned when seen close up, although can look quite dull at a distance.  The female is similar to the female Mallard apart from an orange beak and a white patch near the rear.  There are currently at least 100,000 pairs resident in the UK.

Length: 46-56cm (18-22in)

Wingspan: 84-95cm (33-37in)

Weight: 650-900g (23-32oz)

Average Life: 10-15 years