Wednesday 30 June 2010

Flight attendant

More than 300 birdwatchers have requested further information about a job vacancy at the Fair Isle Bird Observatory, 24 miles south of Shetland. With a healthy resident seabird population, and the possibility of rare migrants passing through, the island is a twitchers paradise. The closing date for applications is 5 July 2010.

This fact was sourced from The Sunday Telegraph.

Tuesday 29 June 2010

Island fact - no.1

Anna Meredith from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Sudies in Midlothian is currently investigating a disease affecting palmate newts on the Isle of Rum in Scotland. Symptons include 'blister-like nodules or lumps' on the skin 'caused by a protozoal parasite'.

In a bid to discover how widespread this condition is, Anna is asking for people across the UK to report any sightings of newts with lumps and bumps to (Please do not handle or disturb the animals). 

This fact was sourced from the June issue of BBC Wildlife magazine.

Wednesday 16 June 2010

Saturday 12 June 2010

Tuesday 8 June 2010

Lewis - day 4 - Westside tourist route

Callanish Stones

Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

inside Arnol Blackhouse

Friday 4 June 2010