photo contributed by Friðrik Örn

photo contributed by Friðrik Örn

Another enjoyable day of puffin tours started this weekend.  The whale watching tours were cancelled due to strong winds so the puffin tours led the way today.  Not only were the conditions excellent for seeing puffins, the puffins were out in large numbers.  

Lunday had large numbers of puffins on the sea and we also spotted three Ravens looking for an easy meal over the island.  The sea gulls were trying to see them off, away from their chicks and the drama made for exciting viewing.

Engey had less puffins on the sea but when we stopped by their burrows and waited, puffins started to pop out and sit on the ledges outside.  Not long after, I caught my first sight of a puffling as it joined its parent on the rocks.  The different colouration is striking as a puffling displays none of the sexually mature colours of a mature atlantic puffin in the breeding season.

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