The es­sen­tial wildlife events to en­joy this month, com­piled by Pete Dom­mett.

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Wild March -


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