On the 4th April 2021….
So, whilst on my riverside walk along the River Tyne yesterday; a couple stopped me to talk about a bird that was larger than a duck, and closer to the size of a goose they felt. I knew straight away, its our ‘SHELDUCKS’. A duck that is so big, it attracts the attention of non-birders. We are lucky to get them regularly feeding in the mud, about 15 minutes walk from the Tyne Kittiwakes as you travel more inland.
The photos below show one of the Shelduck’s from yesterday. Up to half a dozen were feeding close to the Newcastle Business Park. They are present most days at the moment.