Where to see them
In the breeding season they are mainly found north and south of the Great Glen and in Strathspey and can be watched in the breeding season at the RSPB Loch Ruthven nature reserve. In winter they can be found around UK coasts with the Moray Firth, the Firth of Forth, the Clyde Estuary and Islay in Scotland and Pagham Harbour, Sussex being important sites.
When to see them
They arrive back in Scotland in March and April, leaving again in late summer. Found at winter sites between October and March.
What they eat
Fish and insect larvae
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