The AWT team went to Burhou to begin the seabird monitoring program for 2013 this past Monday, 8th April. The main task was to fix the live cameras, which has proved to be successful as Puffins were seen online from 6pm to 7pm Monday evening.
Whilst on Burhou the team carried out a Puffin raft count. The Puffins prefer to be on the water rather than on land, so just before they come in to start laying eggs they are most commonly seen just offshore. When they group together on the water it is called a raft. This first raft count of the season totalled 52 Puffins on the water.