from Walking in Ireland
A path and a long staircase lead down to the house occupied by the keeper of
the West Lighthouse and his wife.
To the right of the house is a viewing platform that overlooks the
Rathlin Island Cliffs with their nesting seabirds. During the months that
the terrace is open (April through August), you'll enjoy remarkable views of
puffins, guillemots, and kittiwakes.
In this photo, the blue-and-white umbrella protects two telescopes--one of
which was aimed at a mother bird and her babies during my visit.