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Observed: 23rd March 2010 By: manta156manta156’s reputation in Birds
Shelduck Belfast Lough 23/03/10

White body with orange band around chest, red bill and black head

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Shelduck photo

Can anyone identify the birds that are with the Shelduck. Sorry for the bad photo.

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Probably godwits

Difficult to tell what the waders are for sure, but they are likely to be blacktailed godwits (though a few bartails may also be seen). If you haven't been to the RSPB reserve on the harbour estate, it's worth a visit as you often get close views of godwits and there is usually someone there who can help with ID.