Dunlin - Northton Machair

Northton, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

Type:Birds - Seabird Colonies

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Northton is the only area on Harris where good number of Dunlin breed. However during the winter they can be found anywhere along the coastline in small numbers.

Their trilling call are an unmistakable sound on the breeding grounds.

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