A Midland university has something to crow about after coming near the top of a league table ranking campuses for their "duck density".
Warwick University blew almost all the competition out of the water for its tally of ducks, geese, moorhens and other visiting wildfowl.
The survey found highflying Warwick to have a duck density of 5.8 ducks per rood (equal to 1,011sq metres).
Only York, which topped the list on 11.6, Loughborough (8.5) and Leeds (seven) scored better out of the country's 112 campuses.
Birmingham just made it into the top ten with a duck density of 0.1 per rood.
Tempting as it is to dismiss this latest league table as a bird-brain load of nonsense, it does have a semi-serious point to make.
For candidates unable to visit a prospective university, a high duck density count is a strong indicator that a campus is in a green and environmentally attractive setting.
On that score Warwick University, located in the Warwickshire greenbelt, beats venerable institutions such as Cambridge and Oxford by a wingspan.
This is the latest accolade for the university, which is already basking in the glow of a raft of media-compiled league tables placing it in the top ten nationally for academic performance.
Peter Dunn, head of communications, said: "On a serious side it does indicate we have a green and pleasant campus with lots of natural habitats and ponds.
"On the tongue in cheek side, it indicates Warwick is all it's quacked up to be."