Our provincial bird, the puffin , nests here in staggering numbers.
One would imagine this place to be a paradise of alcids of all types, guillemots, dovekies, puffins , razorbills, murres, and murrelets all splashing around in their black and white finery.
They can also see puffins , ospreys, ptarmigans, gannets, and a springtime explosion of breeding birds on the coastal cliffs.
Like other puffins , this species has a large, laterally compressed bill.
We had seen guillemots, gannets, razorbills, puffins and cormorants by the time we reached the first of the four shipwrecks we would dive over this weekend.
Scotland has seen significant rises in populations of gannets, common gulls and puffins , but other species, such as the arctic tern, are in steep decline.
I was expecting to hear waves, wind, drops of water, a few puffins chirping away, perhaps even some crashing sounds as ice falls into the sea.
In spring and summer these become home to thousands of sea birds like guillemots, razorbills, puffins , fulmars and kittiwakes.
In coastal areas, for example, puffins , rock doves, fulmars and guillemots are most favoured items of diet.
And rather than go hungry, the birds are preying on other seabirds like puffins and kittiwakes.