You have to wonder why these sea birds choose to battle against forty mile an hour winds when they could find a bit of shelter and ride out the storms.
Kittiwakes are real sea gulls and seem to make a leisurely almost effortless progress over the maelstrom!
Most puzzling perhaps are the auks. The Razorbills and Guillemots that do not effortlessly drift on long wings. They buzz along with whirring wings that must use up energy like a Chevvy V8. Why not hang around in the shelter of a lee coast or Fishguard Harbour?