Wigeons are known as Dabbler Ducks because of their habit of running their short beaks across the surface of the water in search of floating food. Noted for its attractive colours, the male wigeon is grey, with a pink breast, orange head, yellow forehead and distinctive white wing patches. The females have a rusty brown plumage and a pointed tail. Both are industrious feeders on wetlands, banks of lakes and slow-moving streams.
Outside the breeding season flocks of wigeon migrate to the coastal areas in search of food, and the quantity of the new arrivals at the seaside gives a misleading impression of generous numbers. In fact, the wigeon is on the Amber list of endangered species.
Moorcroft Pottery designer Kerry Goodwin’s 5-inch vase depicts male and female wigeons at a lake side.
The Dabbler Ducks vase comes in a limited edition of just 15.
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