Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Puffins are special!

One of the reasons I wanted to go on the Wrangel Island trip I did earlier this year was to see Puffins.   I'd seen Atlantic Puffins on a trip to the Scandinavian Arctic several years ago but there are two other species which are just as cute!

These are Horned Puffin, and

this is a Tufted Puffin.  

Atlantic Puffins are the smallest, Horned are in the middle and Tufted are the largest.

We had good views of both on bird cliffs in a couple of places on the Russian Far East coast in Chukota. 

They are a special family!