Red Throated Diver - Lochmaddy Bay

Lochmaddy Bay, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

Type:Birds - Coastal Birds

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Usually found in spring and summer throughout the loch. Shows a slender, long-necked profile, up-tilted beak and red throat. Dives in lochs to catch fish by just sinking from the surface. In winter does same at sea. Often seen in flight as it moves between nest and sea to feed. Looks like a thin goose in flight.

Can be vocal at breeding sites and when seen in flight. An eery far carrying howl.

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