Black Throated Diver-Sound of Barra

Sound of Barra, Eriskay, Outer Hebrides


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The Black Throated Diver is more elegant than Great Northern Diver, with a rounder head and neck. It dives into the loch to catch fish by just sinking from the surface. In winter does same at sea. They can often be seen from the Sound of Barra ferry during the winter, early spring and autumn. They are also sometimes visible from Eriskay causeway. When they are not nesting, they can be found in groups fishing together.

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