The first gannets have landed in the Forth, marking the start of the breeding season.
After the first bird arrived at the weekend, around 50 are now on Bass Rock off the coast of North Berwick.
By summer the rock will be home to 150,000 gannets as they build their nests, making it the biggest single island colony in the world.
Cameras at the Scottish Seabird Centre allow members of the public to watch the gannets during the breeding season.
The first gannet was spotted by Max Blinkhorn from Portobello who was visiting the centre with his child.
Mr Blinkhorn said: "I was visiting the centre with my daughter Jessica and some family friends. We were enjoying controlling the Bass Rock cameras when suddenly I spotted a seabird landing. My first thought was that it was a gannet and a member of staff came over to confirm that it was, and the first of the year."
Tom Brock, chief executive of the centre, said: "It has been a very exciting time at the centre, with visitors and staff alike glued to the Bass Rock cameras to be the first to spot the gannets landing. Congratulations to Max for being our Gannet Watch champion.
"The first landing is a few days later than last year and we now look forward to more and more gannets returning to breed."