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Puffin with Sandeels - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Puffarazzi

The RSPB are running a great citizen science project at the moment. They are calling for Puffarazzi – an army of Puffin …

Flying Puffin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Flying Puffins

I’m currently without my telephoto lens. It’s being repaired. That means my prime chance of photographing Puffins is going to waste. I’m …

Puffins - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Puffins on Parade

Puffins are always a pleasure to see and to photograph: They are such elegant birds, with stunning details in their plumage: Sometimes, …

Flying Puffins - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Technical Puffins

I’ve taken many artistic Puffin portraits over the past few weeks. They are glorious models and it’s always a challenge to capture …

Puffins - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Prancing Puffins

Puffins mate for life. This pair are keeping each other company on a rock ledge outside their burrow near the Castle o’ …

Puffin Portrait - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Puffin Portrait

Sometimes words are too many. Sometimes words are too few. Sometimes it is best that there are no words at all.

Puffin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The hours before sunset

We’re on Westray and only have a few hours before sunset to see some wildlife at the Castle o’ Burrian. At least …

Evening Puffin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Evening Puffin

A Puffin at the Castle o’ Burrian as the low evening sunlight streams through the grey clouds.

Puffin Watchers - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Puffin watchers

Looking back at my photographs from the summer I found this one. I’m a keen photographer of the Puffins on Westray: I …

The top 10 reasons you shouldn't visit Westray - from theHALLofEINAR.com

The top 10 reasons you shouldn’t visit Westray

Friends and relatives often ask me whether Westray is a good place to visit and my answer is always very clear. “No,” I say. “I wouldn’t recommend it.” Here then are my top ten reasons why you should never visit Westray.

Puffin - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

A different view of a Puffin

I’m on the cliffs at Westray’s Castle o’ Burrian with the Puffin Whisperer. They are such curious birds that when she calls, …

Puffin at the Castle o' Burrian on Westray - photograph (c) David Bailey 2016
Puffin at the Castle o' Burrian on Westray - photograph (c) David Bailey 2016
Puffin at the Castle o' Burrian on Westray - photograph (c) David Bailey 2016

Some Enchanted Evening

In the musical South Pacific, Emile sings ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ where he describes seeing a stranger, knowing that you will see her …

Little Brother of the Arctic - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Little Brothers

The scientific name for the Arctic Puffin is Fratercula arctica, or Little Brother of the Arctic. Classy.

Pulcinella di Mare - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Pulcinella di Mare

I love Puffins or, as the Italians have it Pulcinella di Mare; Punch of the Sea. We’re wandering along the cliffs at …

Puffins at the Castle o' Burrian

Huffing and Puffin

This afternoon I cycled down to the Castle o’ Burrian. The wind was against me. The wind is always against me. I …

Knitted Puffin

Coypuffin

My Coypuffin :) I really wish I could remember where I bought this and who made it. Did I get it at …

Puffins!

The Puffins are here!

The Puffins are here! I thought that I would have just missed them, but tonight, there they were, like flying boats at …