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Puffin Parenting

explorecams: Both parents trying to keep dry on the Puffin Burrow cam.


A pretty puffin patiently protects its potential progeny in this peaceful and practical place.

Why Don’t Puffins And Murres Get Along?

Fact: Unlike the puffins that carry multiple fish at a time the murres carry a captured single fish lengthwise, parallel to bill. Photo Courtesy of Werner Witte

What Did The Fish Beg For?

Fact: The rapid flapping of their wings makes murres appear to fly very fast, but their speed is only about 60 km / 40 miles per hour. Photo Courtesy of Nigel Bewley

Water-Phobic Murre?

Fact: Because their tails are so short, murres use their feet as rudders for flying – spreading them apart for complicated maneuvers. They can’t turn sharply and sometimes have difficulty landing on stormy days, often bumping into the cliffs and needing several attempts to successfully land on a ledge. Photo Courtesy of Ron Wolf (Flickr)

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