09-05-10 Tern Around
Arctic Terns have arrived in Kinlochbervie over the last few days.

With their migratory pattern, north pole to south pole, these birds see probably more sunlight than any other species, and in the course of a year they fly more than 44,000 miles.

[Arctic Terns, Oldshoremore, Kinlochbervie]

They're very fast and agile flyers, diving into the sea to catch fish to eat.

These photos were taken at Oldshoremore Beach where Eilean na h-Aiteig provided a great vantage point from which to view them.

Northwest Sutherland is a great place to come for anyone interested in bird-watching as it's often a popular stopping-off point for many migratory birds.

In addition to this there are breeding colonies of seabirds at Handa Island, Faraid Head, and elsewhere.

[Arctic Terns, Oldshoremore, Kinlochbervie]

[Arctic Terns, Oldshoremore, Kinlochbervie]

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