Black Throated Diver-Ruabhal

Liniclate, Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5PY

Type:Birds - Seabird Colonies

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On land, Black Throated Diver's are clumsy, barely able to walk with their legs so far back on their bodies. They are easily disturbed when breeding and their sensitivity to marine pollution make them a vulnerable as well as rare breeding species.

These very attractive birds are also very sensitive so please do not disturb them or linger for too long by their favoured lochans.

From Car park at the council depot continue over the cattle grid and follow track. Please keep to the track and view lochans and also moorlands for raptors.

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