On Sunday we had a trip to Lunga chartering a boat so we could stay there all day. It was star studded turn out with such luminaries as Shop Lady, Postie, F-stop, PS, Bowman's Bulldog and associated WAGS. The weather was pretty dire to start with and it wasn't looking good but we were in high spirits. The trip out there was fairly uneventful with a few Manx Shearwater spotted and not a sign of any Dolphins, Sharks or Whales anywhere.
A pair of Fulmars at the nest had a bit of company that they didn't appreciate...
...and the birds cruising the cliffs were a delight to photograph.
Quite a few of them were either curious of us or we'd found the sweet spot for them to hang in the air.
Another superb sighting of how tough it is to survive the bird colony life was witnessed as we watched this Great Black-backed Gull quartering the sea waiting for Puffins to come to the surface with their catch. The bird would dive in before they broke the surface...
...and give them a good shake to make them let the catch go - fantastic to watch.
It was difficult to find a pristine Guillemot but this one standing to attention was worth photographing.
It was interesting to see that quite a few Puffins were just nesting amongst the boulders in small caves. It's a different view of one if nothing else.