Corn Bunting - Balranald

Hougharry, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DL

Type:Birds - Machair

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The Corn Bunting is a rather nondescript lowland farmland bird and is the largest of the buntings. It is a stout, dumpy bird brown which flies off with a fluttering flight and with its legs characteristically 'dangling'. Its dramatic population decline in the UK makes it a Red List species.

It is best looked for around the visitors centre feed sites in the winter, or singing from dunes, wire and posts in the spring and summer.

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What's Nearby

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  3. A stunning white beach and is easily accessible through the village of Hougharry.

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  6. Hosta beach is easily accessible from the main road at Hosta.

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  8. Balemore Beach and Machair is easily accessible through the village of Balemore.

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  11. Scolpaig Tower is a Georgian folly located near the village of Scolpaig.

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