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Oystercatchers at Loch Fleet, Sutherland
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_OYSTERCATCHERS
PLACENAME
Loch Fleet
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Golspie
PERIOD
1980s; 1990s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
2148
KEYWORDS
ornithology
bird watching
audio

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The oystercatcher is a black and white wading bird with a long orange-red bill and reddish-pink legs. It breeds on almost all of the UK coastline; on rocky beaches, salt marshes, dunes, and small islands. More recently, more birds have started breeding inland.

The bird has a distinctive, loud, shrill 'kleep-kleep' call, which can be heard in the this short audio extract, recorded during springtime at the Loch Fleet Nature Reserve, north of Dornoch, in southeast Sutherland

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Oystercatchers at Loch Fleet, Sutherland

SUTHERLAND: Golspie

1980s; 1990s

ornithology; bird watching; audio

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Bill Sinclair Audio: Bird Watching

The oystercatcher is a black and white wading bird with a long orange-red bill and reddish-pink legs. It breeds on almost all of the UK coastline; on rocky beaches, salt marshes, dunes, and small islands. More recently, more birds have started breeding inland.<br /> <br /> The bird has a distinctive, loud, shrill 'kleep-kleep' call, which can be heard in the this short audio extract, recorded during springtime at the Loch Fleet Nature Reserve, north of Dornoch, in southeast Sutherland