Common Shelduck continues to increase in numbers in Alderney, from being listed as a rare winter visitor we had our first confirmed breeding in 2017 then again in 2019. This year we have increased to 3 breeding pairs and this morning great news as we came across the first ducklings (8 in total) of 2021 being closely chaperoned by mum and dad on the north east coast. Photo (JH) of this mornings Shelduck family.