Because it's been such a miserable bank holiday weekend I thought i'd try and brighten it up a bit by posting some pictures of some of the inhabitants of Lunga, the largest of the Treshnish Isles, which we visited while on the Isle of Mull recently.
The main attraction are definitely the Puffins who return to the islands in April to breed, before returning to their winter grounds somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.
These lovely little 'Sea Parrots' are very tolerant of humans and providing you don't overstep the mark they are happy to let you snap away.
Puffin therapy is what it's called. Any troubles or ailments seem to be forgotten while in their company. All those who get off the boat and walk up the steep steps to the grassy area where the first of the Puffins are to be found begin to smile, they don't stop until they leave the island.
The Puffins nest in old Rabbit burrows and while we were there they were beginning to start taking nesting material inside their chosen hole.
The island is also home to hundreds and hundreds of Razorbills (below) and Guillemots who breed in large numbers on Harp rock, a sea stack separated from the island by a narrow channel. It's a noisy, fascinating and very, very, smelly place!!