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Project Puffin: News from Seal Island

A Common Tern brings in a hake for it’s chick. Common Terns are natural fishers. Watching them dive into the water and emerging with a fish at the end of its beak is a beautiful sight. Photo Courtesy of: Jenny Howard

The Small Fish Still Have Predators

Adult puffins mostly eat small fish, such as sand eels, herring, hake and capelin.  Puffin diets vary from colony to colony because of the variety of fish around the breeding islands.  During winter puffins may also eat crustaceans, but their preferred food is fish.  On the Project Puffin islands, young puffins are usually fed fish

Coming Atcha!

In a flurry of feathers this Atlantic Puffin is looking committed to a landing. With legs set far back in their body, puffins are incredibly efficient in propelling themselves through water, but less than graceful when it comes to landing. They often take a tumble as they approach their rocky burrows on the Seal Island