A turnstone all dressed up and nowhere to go. This bird is in its splendid breeding plumage and should be further north paired up and in the middle of the breeding season but instead is hanging around the island with a couple of mates.
A jumpy shag. When the shags have had a bad winter, like the last one, during the next breeding season they are often very nervous and can leave the nest before you get very close. This then leaves the eggs exposed to the gulls. This one wasn't on the nest but hanging near to where its partner was sitting. Note the coded ring on the leg.As the sun went down it lit up the Mainlight.