Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Cold Spring Decline

Jane Barlow's photograph of this gannet, with the Bass Rock, gives an appropriate signal - for the bird is on its own. The cold spring-weather of 2013 has taken its toll of a range of Scottish sea-birds and the decline could have far-reaching effects. The hot summer conditions cannot compensate for major changes in the annual breeding cycle. Discover more through the BBC Website.

Scottish Islands Explorer - saved by high print-runs

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