IMG_4458

IMG_4458

Observation - IMG_4458 - UK and Ireland. Description: My wife and I were walking on the river Tyne footpath around 4pm about a half of a mile west of the Newcastle city centre bridges when we spotted something in the water on the far side, travelling with constant speed upstream against the tide. At first w

My wife and I were walking on the river Tyne footpath around 4pm about a half of a mile west of the Newcastle city centre bridges when we spotted something in the water on the far side, travelling with constant speed upstream against the tide. At first we thought it was a cormorant with its head turned away, but it was too big and didn't dive. Anyway, we didn't have any binoculars with us, so we took a couple of shots (on 20x zoom) with my small digital camera and was surprised when we got home and viewed them. Any ideas?