This summer, I am working with Footprint Ecology to do some work for the Scottish Seabird Centre, guiding their desired evolution into Scotland's national marine centre. As part of this, I was up there a few weeks ago, and took the opportunity to cruise around some of the seabird islands in the Firth of Forth. Notably Bass Rock, of course, the famous gannetry that features on Day 78 (July 31, hence today's blog post) of A Summer of British Wildlife.
Photography from the moving boat was tricky, and there was no opportunity to land (we were there to work, after all, not play), but I snatched a few shots which give an indication of the majesty of this amazing volcanic plug. If you have never been, then go!