Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Last Puffin Evening of 2011

Around 54,000 of this comical bird call Fair isle there home every summer. They arrive in March and begin egg laying a month later. They Lay a single white egg deep inside their burrow where they hatch in May/June. Then around the end of July and beginning of August, the Chicks leave under the cover of Darkness evading any predators which fancy an easy snack. By the end of the month, Most of the Puffins would of disappeared  far out to sea where they will form huge flocks waiting until the next spring so they can breed all over again.

Below is just some last Photographs of the Puffins just as their breeding season was ending for another year.

They are very socialable birds


Who are you?

Beak full of fish

Are you looking at me?

Puffins are very approachable and if you just sit quietly they will come and say hello

Just need some chips & peas!

A Puffin Meeting 

Heres a Puffin at Sunset to end the post

1 comment:

  1. I spent a very happy 3 days on Fairisle in 2011 at the Bird Observatory. I can't wait to get back there in June this year! I wonder if the same staff will be there this year?