Click and Play 4june2013
Read by Yvonne
Whilst you have all been enjoying a week off from school, and we have been involved in a week of wildlife activities, the Puffins have been very busy!
On Sunday the 26th May 156 Puffins were seen rafting outside the main colony, and a further 40 were rafting on the West end of Burhou. These are the highest numbers of rafting Puffins so far this year! During our boat tours as a part of Wildlife Week we regularly saw the Puffins flying around the boat in great numbers.
It is not just on the sea where the Puffins have been busy. Throughout last week there were times when the camera was absolutely full of Puffins!
But the most exciting development in the world of Puffins over half-term was the first signs of Pufflings hatching! Remember we won't see the Pufflings until they fledge, but we will see the adults bring fish into the burrows for them to grow strong on. Here is the first clip of an adult carrying fish into the burrow this year!
Keep an eye out for signs of this exciting behaviour on the cameras, and let us know when you see a Puffin with fish in its beak in the comments below.
Today's Puffin Fact
A Puffin egg will only weigh 64g.