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

Puffin with Sandeels

I’ve only had fleeting glances of Puffins with Sandeels as they whizz past at 30 miles per hour. I’m delighted to see …

Razorbill meets Puffin - The Hall of Einar

Razorbill and Puffin meet

I’m sitting on the cliffs of Westray on a beautiful day. I’m wearing full camouflage. I’ve been taking photographs of birds as …

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

Posing for Puffin Portraits

I’ve opened a photographic studio here on Westray. No, not for people, but for Puffins. I have a range of natural backdrops, …

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

Witness for the Extinction

There’s a new report out on the State of the World’s Birds. It reports the science that 1 in 8 bird species …

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

Domestic

Puffins live so close together that there are frequent small territorial acknowledgements and disputes. They also pair for life so there are …

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

House proud

This Puffin was sitting outside its burrow in the soil at the top of the cliff last summer. Its mate was inside …

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

Puffin portraits

Puffins have a wide variety of poses which humans find appealing. We can easily imagine them as having human characteristics, or anthropomorphise …

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

Mr Punch

It’s Mr Punch on the rocks on Westray.

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

Puffins on the rocks

It’s good to enjoy the Puffins while we can. They are critically endangered. They are ‘red listed’ which means they are at …

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

I’m Shy!

The critically endangered Atlantic Puffin, Fratercula arctica. Climate change leading to lack of Sand Eels and marine pollution are the likely causes …

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

Puffin love

Puffins mate for life and meet up again every year to have their one egg and baby puffling. Can you tell?

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

One foot out of the duvet

When you’re just getting comfortable in bed and you realise you’ve got one foot sticking out of the duvet.

Admiring your garden - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Admiring the garden

It’s beautiful evening sunlight on Westray when we see this Puffin emerge from its rock burrow and stand in the open air. …

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)

Puffins in the air

I’m lying down on the grassy clifftop looking across at the Puffins on the Castle o’ Burrian when I realise I can …

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 …