Spotted from the old/south RSPB hide at Gruinart, a Swallow is flying low over the water just outside the hide, hunting for insects.
Always a fascinating sight, a Hen Harrier on Islay. This one I watched at Gruinart on the hunt. It tried to get to some pheasant chicks, but their mother wasn’t having any of it and fought off the Hen Harrier (unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures of that brief fight).
Almost 100 years before this picture was taken in April 2019 the steam ship Wasa caught fire off Colonsay in May 1920. A nearby Fleetwood trawler was able to rescue 24 of the 28 aboard and towed the burning Wasa to Colonsay where she was beached at Balnahard (Tràigh Bàn). Today only parts of the keel held together by various iron bolts as well as some other metal parts remain. Washed up fishing nets are getting caught on the bolts.