|The island looking blasted, brown and quiet.|
|Loading the boat|
|The guillis are back.|
|At first this odd looking razorbill looks like it has an invisible head or has been doing some painting and decorating but is acutally moulting its winter plummage out and hasn't quite got its full breeding feathers.|
|Shags and guillimots prospecting nest ledges, note the 2 beautifully marked bridled guillimots.|
|One of the first jobs will be to right Evelyn's purple hide.|
|The island may look dead but seedlings and shoots are sprinking up everywhere and after the mild winter things will green up fast.|
For the next month we will be making day trips and short stays to get work done on the infrastructure with the plan of going out to stay at the end of March. This will mean lots of boat trips too and from the island in a windy time of year so I hope the weather is kind on us. There is only a certain number of times you want to have to step ashore at Anstruther with a salty face and wet underpants.