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fratercula arctica

  1. A peaceful day

    A peaceful day

    Reminds me of villagers sunbathing back home. I know, it sounds odd coming from an Indian, but my village is 2000m above sea level. And there is no central heating. Hence its pretty cold during winter (we don't get snow where I am from, but water freezes in the winter).
  2. Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), Farne Is. North'land, UK

    Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), Farne Is. North'land, UK

    This individual seemed to be pretty good at fishing for Sandeels as well as avoiding the Gulls that are always on the lookout for Puffins to harass.
  3. Puffin


    with Bling
  4. Puffin


    For Delia, thanks for your comments and the great work you do here on Birdforum lass
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  6. Puffin


    Me photographing Puffins on Lunga, I could happily of stayed there all day but the boat trip only alows a couple of hours or so ... photo taken by my wife Patricia
  7. Have you heard the one about........

    Have you heard the one about........

  8. Puffin


    Taken on a recent visit to the Farne Islands.
  9. Atlantic Puffin

    Atlantic Puffin

  10. Puffins and guillemots

    Puffins and guillemots

  11. Puffin


  12. Puffin - been fishin'

    Puffin - been fishin'

    Stereotypical Farne Island Shot
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    A Puffin at full stretch
  14. Puffin


    Another successful fishing trip and back to the burrow
  15. Puffin


    Another from the recent visit to the Farnes
  16. A beak full

    A beak full

    Again suffering from the lack of sunlight when I was on the Farnes
  17. Hostile Reception Committee

    Hostile Reception Committee

    A very hostile reception awaits the returning Puffins, I was amazed that the were able to fly directly into there burrow, which they needed to do to avoid loosing the fish, only seemed to occur though on certain areas of Inner Farne?
  18. Puffin


    Artistic licence, placed this bird on a blue sky just to see what a sunny day on the Farnes is like lol
  19. Puffin


    Shame it was overcast but didn't dampen the day, a great place to go
  20. Puffin portrait

    Puffin portrait

    At Skomer island, Wales, you can get really close to these birds. May last year was a good time for watching the birds while not too many people being there, of course later in summer there is a spectacle when the birds are bringing the food from the see...