A female Eider rode out the storm with her head tucked under her wing with the occasional glance around to get her bearings.
As the tide receded thousands of gulls started feeding along the waters edge. Zooming up through the 'scope I could see they were feeding on Starfish & Razor Clams wrecked during the storms. The picture below shows the mass of Razor Clams washed up on one part of the beach.
Although windy and very cold the skies were clear and the visibility was good enough to see the snow covered Carnedds in N Wales.
After three hours during which I lost the feeling in my fingers I retreated to the warmth of the Obs before heading off the island.