The male Smew is a small white diving duck with a black mask and a black back. The female is grey with a reddish-brown head and white cheek. It is a winter visitor to the South of the UK in small numbers from Russia and Scandinavia moving here from Holland and Denmark to escape freezing weather there.



3 thoughts on “Smew

  1. I would like to add that if you see them in winter, then the male will not appear white (which is its breeding plumage), but look more like the female.

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