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Wildfowl on the Ribble

Observed: 23rd January 2012 By: twistonspotter
Description:

Birds the size & shape of ducks,but white with black markings over shoulders. They look just like rucksack straps. bright red beaks & feet. Several smallish groups on the river from the saltmarsh right into the city.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) interacts

Comments

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Oystercatcher

Sounds like they might be oystercatchers but couldn't say for sure