Fulmars are back in good numbers, already claiming their nesting sites on the cliffs. Out at sea their complete mastery means that they look like small Albatrosses as they skim the tops of the waves.
We rarely get to see Gannets close up and this is one I photoed on Fair Isle, it had been driven onto to the cliff top there by a heavy storm. I did get a record, sent to me when I was in London, of one seen by local birder, Bob Watts, flying down Lee High Street after a storm so they do sometimes come ashore. They regularly dive into the sea from several metres up to catch fish. It has a shock absorber system built into its beak to protect itself. That beak is very intimidating, I didn't get very close to this bird, its carry a pretty offensive weapon.