13th June 2019

Puffins– who doesn’t love a Puffin or two. On our Scottish trip (hence the breaks from Wi-fi and from blogs) we met many people from across various continents who had come to Dunnet Head (mainland) and Orkney principally to see Puffins, and were very excited to do so. These photos from Dunnet Head are showing how Puffin mates greet each other when they meet up on their grassy headlands, where they burrow their nests or use old rabbit burrows. They bill-rub together. Although quite dumpy birds with small wings they can travel up to 55mph. to do so they have to flap their wings at a great rate of knots! Conditions: Drier than England! (Though not today!) Temperature: Max 10 Min 10c.

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