birds

Torridon, being located on a freshwater estuary in a sea loch at the foot of the mountains provides a great variety of habitats within a very small area. Seals and porpoises can be observed at close quarters on the loch, while eagles can occasionally be seen flying over the mountain ridges. Red deer are abundant. Most of the main bird habitats are represented with fresh water, salt water, woodland, moor and mountain.

The following table lists birds that I have seen in the Torridon area:

Black Throated DiverRed Throated DiverGreat Crested Grebe
Little GrebeSlavonian GrebeGannet
CormorantShagGrey Heron
Bewick's SwanWhooper SwanGrey Lag Goose
Canada GooseMallardWigeon
EiderGoldeneyeRed-Breasted Merganser
GoosanderSparrowhawkBuzzard
Golden EagleSea EaglePtarmigan
Red GrouseOyster CatcherRinged Plover
LapwingWoodcockSnipe
CurlewRedshankGreenshank
Common SandpiperArctic SkuaGreat Skua
Black Headed GullHerring GullGreat Black Backed Gull
Common GullCommon TernGuillemot
Black GuillemotRazorbillPuffin
Rock DoveCollared DoveCuckoo
Barn OwlSkylarkSwallow
House MartinRock PipitGrey Wagtail
Pied WagtailWrenDipper
DunnockRobinStonechat
WheatearBlackbirdRing Ouzel
Song ThrushRedwingFieldfare
Grasshopper WarblerWillow WarblerGoldcrest
Blue TitGreat TitCoal Tit
Long-tailed TitTree CreeperWaxwing
RavenHooded CrowHouse Sparrow
ChaffinchSiskinTwite
GreenfinchBullfinchGoldfinch

See the gallery for more pictures.

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