How a made “Going on a Diet Monday”
Puffins are one of our favorite birds, and we planned a trip to England to try and visit some of the nesting islands. And I said try because getting to land is totally weather dependent. Puffins are seabirds and only come to land in the summer, to nest in burrows, and when the offspring are ready, they go back to the ocean, where they stay until the next breeding season. Chicks follow on their own a few days after the adults, and will not come back to land until they are ready to breed themselves, which could be from two to four years. They are nick named “clowns of the sea” because of their colorful and funny appearance.
At the end of the breeding season, they have a family to feed and will come to land with a mouthful of sand eel…
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