Puffling Pipped for Proud Puffin Parents!
We have a new chick that’s joined the world and our live cams! Hatched yesterday, meet our new little Puffling.
From our partners at Audubon:
Welcome to the world! Today, Saturday June 28th our Puffin Burrow egg hatched (throughout the day). Here are a few select shots of the egg pipping, hatching, and of the new chick. Video of the event coming soon!
The puffin parents will now take turns bringing and feeding the chick fish: sand eels, herring, hake and capelin throughout the day, carrying several fish in their beaks at one time.The chick will stay in the burrow for about 45 days until it is able to fly, followed by 3-5 years spent on the open sea as it reaches maturity. When that time comes the newly adult puffin will choose a mate for life.Peek inside the puffin burrow 24/7 to watch this family’s story live at http://explore.org/live-cams/