Artic Tern - Loch Mor

Loch Mor, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

Type:Birds - Coastal Birds

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This sleek, elegant bird with a silvery body, slender wings and elongated tail streamers can be found in the islands from late April - October. Birds can be found breeding on the small islands visible from the Griminish road between May - August. They can also be found fishing in nearby Poll na Crann. Take the turning opposite Caley Timber and use the passing places carefully to scan Loch Mor to the north.


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