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Puffin No More
310313_WMM4243 31st March

Puffin No More

After the storms and period of very cold weather, there have been many dead puffins washed ashore.
Hopefully enough have survived out on the islands to breed.

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SRW05-Apr-2013 15:42
So sad. The puffin population has really suffered over the past few years....
Ric Yates01-Apr-2013 16:42
Such a shame, must be so tough for them.
Sheila01-Apr-2013 10:08
I read about hundreds dying, it is horrible.
A very good shot, Bill.
Tom LeRoy01-Apr-2013 08:58
Natures is cruel sometimes. The weather lately has been so harsh... V
Don Mottershead01-Apr-2013 04:09
Strong and sobering image.
David Hobbs01-Apr-2013 00:55
A sorry thing to see but it's inevitable I guess. Quality photography though.
Mildred Alpern31-Mar-2013 22:33
Grim reminder of nature's force...
laine31-Mar-2013 22:32
Hate seeing that blue nylon string...much of it is the cause of death to birds and ocean life.
Brian with an Eye31-Mar-2013 21:48
Sad to see, but common enough after wild weather.
Recently our Adelaide beaches have been littered for kilometres with many thousands of pilchard
and enormous amounts of seagrass apparently because local seas have been too warm.
woody3431-Mar-2013 21:46
Tragedy that follows with the bad weather...it affects not just people but nature as well...sad...V
Sheena Woodhead31-Mar-2013 21:44
Awww, sad. We forget how tough it must be for wildlife.
Derek Bews31-Mar-2013 20:49
So sad! Hundreds of puffins and guillemots plus dead seals and porpoises too!
It's been a harsh few months for Scottish wildlife!
Johnny JAG31-Mar-2013 19:58
It's been a tough winter!
jypsee31-Mar-2013 18:58
Just not a dead puffin in the wild :(
jypsee31-Mar-2013 18:57
I'd love to see a puffin in the wild...
Helen Betts31-Mar-2013 18:01
How very tragic. I certainly hope enough of them have survived.
Jess. ( Lady.D.)31-Mar-2013 17:57
Read this story on the BBC Bill and it really sadden me. It is just so tragic for this beautiful bird to have such a setback....
Linda Mingay31-Mar-2013 17:41
Oh what a tragic shot - like you I hope there are enough breeding pairs left!
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