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Four atlantic puffins (Faroe Islands), Nicolas Metraux/Stephanie Borcard

Atlantic Puffin. I have yet to see a "live" Puffin! Beautiful bird!

The Atlantic Puffin is a seabird species in the auk family. It is a pelagic bird that feeds primarily by diving for fish, but also eats other sea creatures, such as squid and crustaceans. Its most obvious characteristic during the breeding season is its brightly coloured bill. Also known as the Common Puffin, it is the only puffin species which is found in the Atlantic Ocean. The curious appearance has given rise to nicknames such as ‘“clown of the ocean” and “sea parrot”

Most puffins start breeding when they are five years old and often live for more than 20 years. Some young, inexperienced birds may change mates after breeding failures but most will mate with the same partner for many years.

Puffins, seen thousands on Skellig Michael recently, magical-amazing-awesome...

Get close enough to see that they aren't sparrows

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