Alongside the many foreign residents at the Arundel Wetland and Wildfowl Trust reserve are plenty of British specimens (including some that are usually only seen as dots in a telescope).
There were quite a number of young families paddling around the ponds - mostly Mallard (cute) and Coot (not cute). Coot parents get very aggressive with the chicks if they stray too far, pecking them on the head until they get back in line.
One of the stars of the WWT - a Bewick's Swan. Peter Scott encouraged the odd Bewick's to his reserve at Slimbridge, and gradually flocks in their hundreds built up year by year. Scott used the close proximity to record the individual beak markings ('just like a fingerprint') and then identified the birds on their return next winter.
Flocks of thousands can be seen at the WWT's Welney reserve, and there's an interesting blog on Slimbridge individual swans here.
Finally, a quiz - what is the angel-like duck at the top of this blog?