At low tide the seals haul themselves out to the rocks, fidget and make poses. Some are more vocal than others; and the vocalisations range from sad songs to sneezes and retches.
Many seabirds are present – Greater and Lesser Black Backed Gulls, Oyster Catchers, Razorbills, Puffins and more. Other birds are also quite active: the sedge warbler can be heard above the cliffs and up the rise towards the island settlement.
And as the tide recedes it sloshes beneath the landing and the sharp, heavily creviced stone slabs on which it is supported.