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Puffin


Puffin
Photo Information
Copyright: Mitja Vodeb (lenartzala) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 22] (112)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, Minolta AF 75-300
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-30 5:07
Viewed: 3518
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Skomer Island, just off the Pembrokeshire coast, is home to various birds and other wildlife. One of the friendliest sea birds are certainly Atlantic puffins, with their parrot-like bills and comic flight. There are some 20000 pairs nesting on the island until the end of July.
The male builds a nest in the vertical rocks or in burrows in the soil. The latter usually has up to 1 meter long tunnel. The female lays a single egg, and then both parents incubate the egg and feed the young. It's well known sight of a puffin with up to a dozen small silver fish in its bill.


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Hi Mitja ,
Excellent details on this beautiful Puffin...
The light is really beautiful, and so it is the background with the grass and flowers... TFS, Marta

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