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Puffins in Britain 2008

The popular Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) is a seabird species in the auk family. It is a pelagic bird that feeds primarily by diving for fish, but also eats other sea creatures, such as squid and crustaceans. Its most obvious characteristic is its brightly colored beak during the breeding seasons. Also known as the Common Puffin, it is the only puffin species which is found in the Atlantic Ocean. The curious appearance of the bird, with its colorful huge bill and its striking piebald plumage, has given rise to nicknames such as "clown of the ocean" and "sea parrot".
These pictures are taken on Shetland (Scotland) and Farne Islands (England).
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffins at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffins at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffins at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffins at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffins at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffins at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin landing near Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin landing near Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin landing near Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin landing near Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin landing near Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin landing near Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffins at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffins at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffins at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffins at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Returnng to Sumburgh head
Returnng to Sumburgh head
Coming in for landing!!
Coming in for landing!!
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin at Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin near Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffin near Sumburgh Head - Shetland
Puffins fishing outside Longstone Farne Islands
Puffins fishing outside Longstone Farne Islands
Puffins at Inner Farne Island
Puffins at Inner Farne Island
Sucessful fishing !! (double picture)
Sucessful fishing !! (double picture)
Puffins resting at Inner Farne Island
Puffins resting at Inner Farne Island
Puffins at Inner Farne Island
Puffins at Inner Farne Island
Puffins flying through Staple Sound
Puffins flying through Staple Sound
Landing at Inner Farne Island
Landing at Inner Farne Island
Sucessful fisherman at Inner Farne Island
Sucessful fisherman at Inner Farne Island
Sucessful fisherman at Inner Farne Island
Sucessful fisherman at Inner Farne Island
Sucessful fisherman at Inner Farne Island
Sucessful fisherman at Inner Farne Island
Waiting to get down to the nest
Waiting to get down to the nest
Puffins outside nestinghole at Inner Farne Island
Puffins outside nestinghole at Inner Farne Island
Puffins nesting hole on Inner Farne Island
Puffins nesting hole on Inner Farne Island