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Puffin Portraiture

Atlantic puffin, Staple Island, off the Northumberland coast, England.

Atlantic puffins, like most seabirds appear to breed with one partner for life. They spend six months of winter out at sea and return to the same nest site in April to breed. The Farne Islands are busy with over 40,000 breeding pairs by late May. Sadly a few can be seen sitting alone, not rushing to feed and build nests like the others. Perhaps their mate failed to return. Maybe next year...

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Atlantic puffin, Staple Island, off the Northumberland coast, England. <br />
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Atlantic puffins, like most seabirds appear to breed with one partner for life. They spend six months of winter out at sea and return to the same nest site in April to breed. The Farne Islands are busy with over 40,000 breeding pairs by late May. Sadly a few can be seen sitting alone, not rushing to feed and build nests like the others. Perhaps their mate failed to return. Maybe next year...