|the puffins have been on the island in good numbers the last few days.|
|Thecliffs have been packed with guillemots|
|The razorbills have been enjoying the strong winds.|
|The kittiwakes are masters of the cliff airs.|
So our day usually starts with a quick walk around to see what birds are on the island. Then a chat about what work to do over breakfast and coffee before starting on the tasks of the day. The seabirds are our compass at the moment, the puffins are coming and going but getting steadier by the day. The guillemots and razorbills have had 3 days of packing out the ledges but this morning had thinned out but will be back shortly to continue with the pair bonding and establishing a nesting ledge. I saw the first kittiwakes carrying nesting material yesterday so they seem well established on the cliff faces. The shags are already well into laying on their shaggy but decorated nests. All perfect timing for the first visitor boats that have been coming over the last few days. This is it, back to reality.