....the other was the Lyrawa Bay, described on several sites on the internet as a ro-ro cargo/passenger ship. We've seen her passing several times before but this is the first time we've been able to identify her as she doesn't have her AIS transponder working.
Saturday, 27 August 2016
Green Marine's tug Green Isle, above.
Many thanks to Kilchoan Early Bird for story & pictures.
Friday, 26 August 2016
A couple were removing furniture and other items from Kilchoan to Glasgow. On the way out of the village their van door must have popped open. They were only made aware of this by another driver just past Loch Mudle and then didn't notice that the press had fallen out of their van. They didn't know where the press had gone until the Raptor's story appeared on the blog.
Thankfully the press is undamaged and works perfectly well, so all is good.
It was, therefore, with some sadness that we saw this robin sitting on a perch looking very sorry for itself, with its leg showing all the signs of the Fringilla papillomavirus.
We've seen this in chaffinches before - one, which survived for some time, we called Seedfoot - and we've also seen it in one of my favourite small birds, the dunnock, but this is the first time for a robin.
The growth can continue to increase in size until it hampers the bird's movement, and it can also result in the loss of a leg. That we haven't see this robin again in the last few days isn't a good sign.