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

Peering Puffins

If Puffins can’t find an earth burrow, or if they live in a place with predators like rats and stoats, they will …

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

Sunset Puffins

It’s a distinctive silhouette which has graced the shores of the UK for thousands of years. But now, due to marine pollution …

One Minute Puffin Cure #8

The One Minute Puffin Cure #8

Comical Puffins in golden sunlight on Westray: Recorded using a tiny remote control camera at the Castle o’ Burrian on Westray in …

One Minute Puffin Cure #7

The One Minute Puffin Cure #7

Comical Puffins in golden sunlight on Westray: Recorded using a tiny remote control camera at the Castle o’ Burrian on Westray in …

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

Collapsed burrows

The headlands and inlets of Westray are covered in spongy tufts of damp grass. Beneath them lie normally invisible tunnels. They are …

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

Pottering Puffins

I’m pottering and decide to have a look at this summer’s Puffin portraits. There are a few I haven’t developed yet. I …

One Minute Puffin Cure #6

The One Minute Puffin Cure #6

It’s time for another One Minute Puffin Cure. Recorded using a tiny remote control camera at the Castle o’ Burrian on Westray …

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

Puffincoming!

Looking back at some of this summer’s Puffin photographs I find a sequence I really enjoy which I haven’t developed. How entertaining …

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.