SPA description
(information as published 2001)

Din Moss – Hoselaw Loch

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Din Moss – Hoselaw Loch is located on the northern slopes of the Cheviot Hills in southern Scotland. Hoselaw Loch is a mid-altitude (c. 180 m a.s.l.) loch that is surrounded by Din Moss – an area of raised bog with associated lagg fens. It is one of the most complete examples of a raised mire in this area of Scotland. The loch is used as a wintering roost by large numbers of both Icelandic/Greenland Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus and Icelandic Greylag Goose Anser anser. The geese feed in surrounding areas of agricultural land outside the SPA. 


Qualifying species

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This site qualifies under Article 4.2 of the Directive (79/409/EEC) by supporting populations of European importance of the following migratory species:
Over winter;
Greylag Goose Anser anser, 1,081 individuals representing at least 1.1% of the wintering Iceland/UK/Ireland population (5 year peak mean 1991/2 - 1995/6)
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus, 1,180 individuals representing at least 0.5% of the wintering Eastern Greenland/Iceland/UK population (5 year peak mean 1991/2 - 1995/6)



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