The Daily Digest 2014

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Incubation

Click here to play Read by Dave and Charley Incubation is the act of keeping the egg warm before it hatches. For all our seabirds both the male and female take turns incubating the egg so that it stays warm and both parents can also get a turn in hunting for fish. [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:23+01:00June 24th, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|1 Comment

Finding a Mate and Breeding

Click here to play Read by Charley and Dave Gannets, puffins and other seabird species will mate for life. For puffins this is an 18 year commitment on average and for gannets it is 35 years. But before this each individual has to first find a mate. For puffins we have already [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:27+01:00June 19th, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|2 Comments

Seabird Update VI

Click here to play Read by Dave and Charley ECOLOGIST'S UPDATE It has been quite a while since we have had an update on the puffins on Burhou, so today's update will be all about these charismatic little birds and getting you caught up with what they have been doing over the [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:27+01:00June 18th, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|3 Comments

Adolescence and Migration

Click here to play Read by Dave and Charley Once they have fledged it will take a number of years for the juvenile seabirds to mature. For puffins and gannets it takes 5 years for them to reach sexual maturity but what they do in the intervening time is very different. Puffins [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:28+01:00June 17th, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|1 Comment

Nesting, Hatching and Fledging

Click here to play Read by Dave Do you remember our questions for the food chain and life cycles topics? If not click here. The answers to the first three questions came back in the food chain week, look out for the rest of the answers this week. All life starts with [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:29+01:00June 16th, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|3 Comments