On the 22nd of May, one of the shelducks on the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Martin Mere Wetlands Centre started to incubate eight eggs in a nestbox built by the Martin Mere team. Over the weekend, these ducklings hatched and can now be seen exploring their nest with their mother.
You can watch them in action through our website. But be quick, as they won’t stay around for long! The father will soon help to guide the ducklings to the nearest water.
The shelduck is one of our largest ducks, and can be found near our coastlines. In the wild, shelducks like to nest underground in old rabbit burrows, haystacks and tree holes.
We would like to give a special thanks to the generous support of WWT members and players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, who’s donations made this live webcam possible.
Watch the ducklings live: https://www.wwt.org.uk/discover-wetlands/wetland-w...