The Atlantic Puffin was the real draw for me.
“There’s a Sea Parrot” exclaimed a man to my left. What? He was pointing to the side of the cliff, so I focused my lens on it, using it as a telescope. My first puffin! It is one nickname given to them, due to their colourful beaks. Another is The Clown of the Sea, no doubt for the way they waddle with their big orange feet.
Even with my 150-600mm lens, it was too far away to get a detailed photograph. I had picked this lens as climbing the cliffs to get closer was NOT an option! I am not a lover of heights and even standing on the overhanging viewing platforms filled me with apprehension.
However, it isn't the sharpest lens in my camera bag and even supported on a tripod didn't give me the quality I wanted so the following day I swapped to my 70-200mm f2.8 with 2x extender. On the Canon 7D mark 2 this still allowed autofocus and proved a much better combination.