A few days ago I arranged a walk with Work Party 2 to see the puffins in one of the busiest colonies on Hirta. Unfortunately, on the day of the walk there were virtually no puffins in the colony - a few sat on some boulders and there as an odd 'one or two' flying in and out but remarkably few in comparison to days before when the area had been bustling with birds.....
Birds peaked out from every rock.
Some in the distance.
And there were even a few puffins bringing in vegetation. This would be quite late to start building a nest so I hope the birds were just making their nest sites more comfy.