The Atlantic Puffin

The last day of our Shetland trip, and for once we are grateful for the high winds which provide a perfect excuse to have a lazy day before catching the ferry; what better way to spend it than at Sumburgh Head, watching the puffins...
...which pay little heed to the F6 that careers over the headland.
Weighing in at around 13oz, how they remain perched on their exposed ledges defies belief...
...although most seem to have found a little shelter and are content to soak up the sun.
Their boisterous squabbling is a delight to watch...
...the memory etched clearly in my mind as we make the long crossing south, through the heaving swells that these incredilble birds call home for most of their lives.

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Richard said…
Great photos as usual, such cracking hardy little birds.