Puffin Portraits

Here are another few shots of many a person’s favourite bird – the puffin, not only colourful in nature but in character too.

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Guillemots in Flight

Here are a few shots of Guillemots in flight taken in the Staple Islands, Inner Farne.

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Shags in Flight

Here are a few shots of a shag in flight taken at the Staple Islands, Inner Farne.  Undoubtedly, one of my favourite shots of the day was the shag coming into land with seaweed in it’s beak.

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Shag Feeding Chick

Here is a shot of a shag feeding an obviously hungry chick.  Taken on the  Staple Islands, Inner Farne, Northumberland.

Shag feeding chick

Shag feeding chick

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Puffin on the March

‘Puffin on the March’ taken on Staple Island, Inner Farne.  Left right, left right……………..

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Strange Looking Puffin?

Caught a shot of this imposter trying to impersonate a puffin on the Farne Islands, Northumbria.

Puffin imposter

Puffin imposter

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Gone Fishing

At this time of the year it is crucial for the puffin to regularly go fishing in order to collect as many sand eels, herring or sprats to ensure the survival of their demanding and hungry pufflings.  These shots were taken on inner Farne and as you can see the bigger beakful of fish the better.

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