(DUCKS & GEESE)
Habitat: Grassland areas close to steppe lakes and marshes
Distribution: Europe and western Asia; migrates in winter to southern Africa, India and Australasia
Diet: Breeding season – aquatic invertebrates such as crustaceans, insects and their larvae, molluscs and worms; Winter – seeds of aquatic plants, grasses and grains
Distinguishing features: Male – brown head and breast with broad white crescent over the eye; Female – brown with strong face markings
Pic: Sujesh S.
17-Nov-2011 Garganey females (migratory) - first instance at the lake