Saturday, July 6, 2019

Puffin Season

Seabirds seem to have had a good breeding season this year with young birds departing the nest early than in previous years.  I was back on the Skellig Michael Island during the week and the Puffins have done well with hundreds of young birds out and about departing the nest burrows consistently all week long.

Adult Puffin will a bill full of Sand Eels and sprat John N Murphy
 Puffins playing with a flower stem John N Murphy
Puffins bill tapping John N Murphy
 Juvenile Puffin with adult John N Murphy
  Young Puffin emerging from burrow John N Murphy
 A young Puffin with grass ticks over its eyes John N Murphy
 Puffin in flight and birds at sea John N Murphy


  1. Hi, John! Lovely photographs here - the puffin seems to be a very photogenic bird. I’ve only ever seen adult puffins in photographs, so when the juvenile showed up it took me an embarrassing few seconds to realise they were the same species, which prompted me to look them up and find out more.
    Greetings from a fellow birder in Sri Lanka!