|This is why most of us didn't want a dirty great fish farm just around the corner!|
The rich kelp beds around Rum's incredible coastline provide rich feeding grounds for this vulnerable inshore feeder
|Adult black guillemot in summer plumage|
Nest boxes of this type have never really been tried extensively in the UK before, so we can only gain from the experience. I’m trying to entice the pair that usually feed around the slip to take up the challenge, so the nest box (or tystie crevice as its now been nicknamed) has now been installed with help from Sandy in a safe and practical place on the new pier. I must also remember to write some interpretation for it, as a few of the local fishermen from Mallaig have already commented about its function. I was given this great idea by Richard Kilpatrick a while back, so I’m glad it’s finally up. I will definitely keep you posted if we’re successful or not.