Whenever I see gannets dive I can't help but think of Robin Robertson's collection The Wrecking Light which contains the stunning 'At Roane Head', but also shorter, equally marcabre gems like 'Law of the Island' (see the post 'Into the Minch' for the poem in full).
Young gannet flying over a family of eider:
Mergansers & An Teallach:
On this trip there was an oystercatcher nest close to the door. This was full of eggs when we arrived:
But for birdlife, Achiltibuie isn't a patch on one extraordinary Island, covered in the next post.