is not an official source of information for the RSPB.
The large shallow loch
attracts large numbers of wildfowl during the autumn and winter, including
Whooper Swans, Wigeons and Teals. In the summer, Arctic Terns, Arctic and
Great Skuas and Kittiwakes can be seen bathing in the loch.
Facilities: car park, Information sign.
Opening times: no access to
reserve, but good views of loch from road.
to find the reserve: 3 km (2 miles) north of Sumburgh Airport, turn off the B9122 near
RSPB webpage on the
Contact: RSPB, East House,
Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Virkie, Shetland ZE3 9JN Tel:
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