The Puffin (Fratercula arctica) is such a characterful bird. Sad faced, playful, often mobbed by gulls, this bird is a brilliant study. Spending most of the year out in the oceans the Puffin is best seen during the early summer months when they come to our coastline to breed. Often seen with a mouthful of Sandeels, scurrying for its burrow to avoid the gulls snatching the food.
Puffins can live for 40 years or more. They lose their distinctive summer colours during the winter months, becoming near black in colour. For more information about the Puffin please visit the RSPB or the National Trust.