Spot the Road, Spot the Boat.

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013

News from the North arrived South last  night and this morning along with some photographs. The weather is not good with strong winds and rain.  Cape Wrath is off the beaten track so it is to be expected that that the roads are not beautifully surfaced.  This is the road.

The Road

More of the road

Further news stated that one of the boats that is used to ferry them to the offshore islands had capsized.  No one was in it at the time. (It is the one with the red marker buoy.)

Capsized boat

This morning work went ahead to refloat the boat.

Refloating the boat

Apparently all it needs now is a new engine!

On the way up the group ringed birds at Loch Torridon and on one of the islands, surprisingly they found a Barn Owl.  They also ringed Great Black-backed Gulls, Common Gulls, Herons and Cormorants.  Over the weekend Sandwich Terns, Herring Gulls, Black-headed Gulls and Red Breasted Mergansers were added to the list.  

A Buzzard chick was also ringed.  It is much younger than those ringed over the last couple of years.

Adam with Buzzard chick

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