Saturday, April 18, 2015

A TO Z CHALLENGE - "P" IS FOR PUFFIN

Puffins are seabirds and spend most of their time swimming, diving and eating at sea. They're small seabirds about 10 inches long and live in the ocean from the eastern coast of Canada and the northern United States to the western coast of Europe and northern Russia. They nest in colonies on land.

Photo from Wikipedia Papageitaucher_Fratercula_artica
 
There are four different species of puffin. This is an Atlantic Puffin. They can dive in water up to 200 feet. They're also excellent fliers. And look at that gorgeous bill. 

22 comments:

  1. Delightful creatures, and always fascinated by the fact that they live in burrows.

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    1. They are adorable, Carole. A unique little bird for sure.

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  2. He looks a cheeky chappie, Loved the picture and post Beverly.

    Yvonne.

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    1. A very good description, Yvonne. Thanks. I'm having fun with the animals.

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  3. They are adorable birds and some of their antics are quite comical. There are a number of colonies along the coasts of Scotland but I've never had the pleasure of seeing one in my travels there.

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    1. Maybe one day you'll get to see one, Melanie. That would be exciting.

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  4. Never seen one in the wild but Sea World San Antonio has some on display...Always fun to watch.

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    1. Oh, they do, Susan. Cool. I'd like to see live ones.

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  5. They always look ready to get into something. A fun bird indeed

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    1. They do look rather mischievous, Pat. And so cute.

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  6. I like how these seabirds look. Their bills are pretty.

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    1. They are very colorful, Chrys. Pretty little birds.

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  7. I saw these adorable birds in Alaska! So sweet.

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    1. It would be great to see them live, C Lee. Lucky you.

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    1. Compared to some species, that's not a lot, Alex. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. I recently learned about puffins and how they are helped to take flight by the children in Iceland (Night of the Pufflings). Great to learn more about them here. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Really? That's interesting, Jess. I didn't know that.

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  10. Puffins are such cute little birds.

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    1. They are unique little birds, aren't they, J Hanna. Thanks for stopping

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