The RSPB are running a great citizen science project at the moment. They are calling for Puffarazzi – an army of Puffin photographers – to submit their photographs of Puffins with fish so that they can count the number and species of fish they are bringing to their pufflings.

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

Why? Here’s what the RSPB has to say: “…in recent years their numbers across the UK and Europe have plummeted leading to the species being declared vulnerable to global extinction, with further declines of between 50-79 percent estimated by 2065. Warming seas, caused by climate change, affecting puffins’ food sources are thought to be one of the main threats to their numbers.”

See more here: http://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/conservation/project-puffin/index.aspx

This is the only shot I have, out of thousands, of a Puffin with fish. I’ll do better next time.

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