TWITCHERS flocked to Manvers Lake this week after a rare duck arrived at the site.

The garganey is a scarce and very secretive breeding duck in the UK.

It is smaller than a mallard and slightly bigger than a teal.

There are very few breeding pairs in the UK - but it was spotted at Manvers Lake earlier this week, with twitchers flocking to the site to take a glance at the rare bird.

A spokesperson for Manvers Lake said: “This elusive summer visitor, known for its stunning breeding plumage, spends winters in Africa.

“With a conservation status classified as amber in the UK, witnessing this beautiful duck is a special opportunity.

“Considered scarce, there are only about 100 breeding pairs of garganey in the UK.”