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The Shelduck of the swans geese and ducks family is an amber listed species that feeds on
shellfish, invertebrates, and aquatic snails.
It is between 58 and 65cm long
It has a wingspan of between 1.1 and 1.3m
It weighs in at 850 to 1,400 grams
There are around 15,000 breeding pairs in the uk
60,000 birds spend the winter here
They are big and colourful with green head and a chestnut belly stripe and a red bill.