Puffins are beautiful looking birds that are said to be noisy and flamboyant.
I have not seen this bird in flights but the link in this blog post has got stunning photographs of them in real closeup.
Puffins spend the winters at sea, floating, swimming and diving for food, coming to land only during the nesting season. But massive numbers of the puffins are not returning to the islands to breed after wintering in the North Sea.
They’re more flexible feeders than other seabirds, catching fish, squid, worms and other much smaller marine organisms in winter.
The sad news is their decline in numbers in North Sea.
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