You can't miss the smell of rooting seaweed on a Hebridean beach - miles and miles of kelp. It may not be pleasant to us, but it provides masses of food for seabirds. Common gulls, black-headed gulls and herring gulls all pick through the seaweed. The black-headed gulls are hovering above the water, stirring up the seaweed with their feet and grabbing the little sea creatures that are disturbed. Wading birds also feed here - ringed plover, dunlin... and there are even skylarks.