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Merlin-Rubha Ardvule

Rubha Ardvule, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

Type:Birds - Birds of Prey

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Bornish Machair and the headland at Ardvule is a good place to look for hunting merlins during the spring, autumn and winter. They come to hunt smaller perching birds and waders along the coastal plain. Often encountered along the machair as the area is good feeding grounds for waders and open farmland birds.
Breeds on moors in summer moving to the coast for winter months

Screeches when on breeding sites

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What's Nearby

  1. Dun Mhulan

    The broch of Dùn Mhulan was inhabited during the Iron Age. This large tower-like house…

    0.07 miles away
  2. You can usually find seals hauled out on the rocky promonatry looking south-west from the…

    0.39 miles away
  3. There are regular sightings of Bottlenose Dolphins to the south and west of the headland.

    0.39 miles away
  1. Usually found around the coastline either side of the headland.

    0.39 miles away
  2. Colourful fallow or crops full of Corn Marigold can be seen from the main track across…

    0.5 miles away
  3. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

    0.61 miles away
  4. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

    0.63 miles away
  5. Bornais Settlements

    Three artificial settlement mounds dominate the machair plain at Bornish.

    1.02 miles away
  6. St Mary's Catholic Church
    1.06 miles away
  7. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

    1.09 miles away
  8. South Uist War Memorial

    1.92 miles away
  9. On the west side, in the village of Ormiclate is Ormiclate Castle which stands in ruins…

    1.96 miles away
  10. Birthplace of Flora MacDonald "...a name that will be mentioned in history, and if…

    2.21 miles away

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    2.27 miles away
  12. Learn about the South Uists local history at Kildonan Museum through stories, artefacts…

    2.28 miles away
  13. Scan the hills to the east of the main road.

    2.38 miles away
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