Scientific name: Tachybaptus ruficollis
The little grebe is a fantastic diver, but to help it swim underwater, its feet are placed towards the back of its body, making it rather clumsy on land. It only really comes ashore to breed.
Average lifespan: 10 years
Common. Classified in the UK as Green under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2021).