Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Huffin' and puffin

I did a very brief seabird cruise this weekend which succeded in finding a few of my targets. For starters I got good looks at these little chaps. Atlantic puffin.


I must confess to being slightly underwhelmed by puffins generally. Yes they've got the funny beak and the whole line of sand-eels thing but compared to other seabirds like razorbills or gannets (or for that matter the great auks that once graced our coastline) I can't get as excited about them as the general public seems to.


Nonetheless it was pretty cool to see the little guys again. We don't have many here compared to the thousands that nest up north so we tend to see them in ones and two's only but that's ok.

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