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Harris in the Winter for wildlife lovers. Page 1 of 3
With the passing of summer, the Harris landscape takes on more subtle shades of golds, silvers and greys, which seem to magnify all its beauty and serenity. Grey skies with broken shafts of sunlight dance across the lunar landscape as if highlighting special features while, at the coastline, the white-crested waves break on to shimmering pink sandy beaches.

For the wildlife watcher this is a special time when, from the middle of October, the coastline and moors become alive with the calls of nature and the beating of wings. From the shortest days in January to the migrations north in late spring, Harris is alive with the sounds of wildlife.

Walk along the coastline and you will see large concentrations of waders feeding on the rich coastline and washed up weed including sanderling, purple sandpipers, curlew and greenshank. Sit atop a cliff top and look seaward to spot passing shearwaters.

Early November is a great time to watch the end of the autumn migration with a good chance to catch a glimpse of Whooper Swans, Barnacle Geese, White-fronted, Pink Footed Geese, Greylag Geese and if you are very lucky Canada Geese.
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