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

“I’m shy!”

Not everyone wants their photograph taken. Especially when you’re just getting ready to go out.

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

A floating circus

I’ve heard of a travelling circus. I’ve heard of a flying circus. But a floating circus? That’s a new one on me. …

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

Goodbye Puffins

Here are some of my favourite Puffin outtakes of 2019: Westray has said goodbye to its Puffins for another year. Farewell our …

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

All fingers and thumbs

Did you know birds have an arm-wing and a hand-wing? You can see it well on Puffins when they fold their wings …

The One Minute Puffin Cure

The One Minute Puffin Cure #5

Puffins are hunted by Great Skuas (known in Orkney as Bonxies). The Bonxies patrol the coast and appear, low and fast, unseen …

The One Minute Puffin Cure

The One Minute Puffin Cure #4

Alfred Schnabel, the incredible digging Puffin, almost throws himself off the cliffs in his Herculean efforts to dig grass roots out of …

The One Minute Puffin Cure

The One Minute Puffin Cure #3

Puffins are delightful to watch. The more you watch, the more you notice. The more you notice the less you understand. We …

The One Minute Puffin Cure

The One Minute Puffin Cure #2

It takes an extraordinary amount of time to keep in tip-top waterproof condition when you spend your time in the salty ocean. …

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

Sunday’s Puffin

And the Puffin that hatches on the Sabbath dayIs bonny and blithe and good and gay.

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 …