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Title: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA 2019-20
Post by: PeepSpy on June 14, 2019, 03:41:11 PM
I am starting a thread for these cute little clowns!  :) The National Audubon Society has several views of the Puffins:

Established April 2013, it is "Located 21 miles off the coast of Maine on Seal Island, this live puffin cam gives an intimate glimpse inside a puffin burrow, where puffins nest and breed during the spring and summer months."

The breeding pair currently highlighted in the Puffin Burrow are Millie and Willie and Millie is sitting on one giant egg!

I have never seen a baby Puffin, so I am watching Millie and her egg! Hatch is due June 25!  :)

I will post some more pics later!  ;)



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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 14, 2019, 04:00:51 PM
Information about the Puffin Burrow from Audubon on the live cam site on Explore.com:
https://explore.org/livecams/national-audubon-society/puffin-burrow-cam

Welcome to Seal Island! Though this 65-acre island is a popular place for gray seals to have their pups, it is also home to many Atlantic puffins, sometimes called "sea parrots" because of their distinctive colorful beaks.

Where are these puffins?
Seal Island is a national wildlife refuge 21 miles off the coast of Maine where many species of nesting seabirds, including Atlantic puffins, come to nest. This live puffin cam overlooks the "loafing ledge," a prime spot for puffins to congregate, with plenty of "exit routes" in every direction in case a hawk or gull attacks.

Are puffins and penguins similar?
These seaworthy birds may look similar, and they both live in extremely cold environments, but they are actually found on opposite sides of the planet! Puffins are native to the northern hemisphere while penguins are found only in the southern hemisphere.

How big are puffins?
Puffins are approximately 10-12 inches long, and weigh slightly more than 1 pound.
Their black and white plumage is similar to penguins, but their colorful beaks--which can be red, blue or yellow--are reminiscent of a parrot. In the winter months, puffin beaks become a more dull, grayish color.

Do puffins fly?
Yes! By flapping their wings about 400 times a minute, they can reach speeds of 50 mph or more! Their strong, broad wings also make them superb swimmers. In fact, puffins spend most of their time at sea--flying, swimming, or resting on the ocean's surface--and only come ashore in spring to breed.

What do puffins eat?
Puffins will "forage" underwater for many different marine organisms, including small fish like herring, hake, capelin and sand lance. Incredibly, they can catch as many as 10-12 small fish in succession and bring them all back to the nest at once!
Though most of their foraging happens within 50 feet of the surface, puffins can dive to depths of 200 feet.

Are puffins endangered?
Puffins are listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
The puffins here at Seal Island were hunted heavily for their meat and feathers by local fisherman in the late 1800s, and by 1885, the original puffin colony was lost. Puffins did not begin to return on their own until Audubon launched a restoration program called Project Puffin in 1984. Today, about 500 puffin pairs breed at Seal Island each year, and Maine's total puffin population has increased from a single pair on nearby Matinicus Rock in 1901 to about 1,200 pairs on five Maine islands.
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 14, 2019, 04:05:58 PM
More information.  :)

Every spring, Atlantic puffins come ashore to make nests and breed on rocky beaches and cliffs like the ones here at Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge. This puffin nest cam gives you a front row seat to puffin parents and babies 21 miles off the coast of Maine!

Do puffins breed in the same place every year?
Puffins will not only return to the same nesting spot after spending the winter and fall at sea, but they will often reunite with the same mate, year after year.

For their nesting sites, puffins dig cozy burrows in the dirt. Puffin burrows are between 3 and 7 feet long and include multiple chambers. Some puffins will go a different route, using feathers and grass to build nests in natural crevices or under rocks.

How many chicks do puffins have in a year?
Females generally lay a single egg that both the male and the female will incubate, often by tucking it between their wing and side, for 39-43 days. Once the chick hatches, it can move around the burrow itself within a day! Both parents will feed the baby puffin for the first 45 days. At Seal Island, most of the chicks will eat hake, Atlantic herring, and sand lance.

What's the best time to watch a feeding?
Feedings can happen at any time, but many occur between the hours of 6 and 10 am ET.

When do chicks leave the nest?
Puffin chicks fledge after about 45 days, heading off to sea at night, without their parents. Their body weight at fledging is a good indicator for their chance of survival; larger chicks with more fat reserves are more likely to adapt better to life at sea.
When chicks are two years old, they may return to the nesting island for the first time, though they won't actually start breeding themselves until they are about 5 years old. Interestingly, puffin couples will often have an engagement period of a year before they nest for the first time.

In the wild, puffins can live for 20 years or more!
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 14, 2019, 04:22:17 PM
Here is our breeding pair and a view of the exterior. Then here is a couple of pics of the Loafing Ledge. Notice the numbers on the rocks in the Exterior View!  :)

Edit: I have just found out that the numbers refer to Puffin nests!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 14, 2019, 04:41:50 PM
The Audubon Web site can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NationalAudubonSociety

Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 14, 2019, 04:48:17 PM
Audubon has another Web site dedicated to "Project Puffin" for the seabird restoration program:

http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: karengramke on June 14, 2019, 06:30:45 PM
Wow Peeps, you have posted a pretty complete story here.   Thank you!
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 14, 2019, 08:01:09 PM
You're welcome, Karen!  :)

One of the commenters posted this pic of a baby from last year. That grey fluff is a baby Puffin!  :-* That big egg!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 15, 2019, 08:18:42 AM
Good morning, Millie!  :)



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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 15, 2019, 01:51:23 PM
Below is a baby Puffin from 2017 that was posted in comments! I can't wait for Millie's hatchling.

And a few more pics.

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 15, 2019, 07:32:32 PM
Sundown at the Puffin Burrow! It is approximately 10 days away for Millie's egg to hatch!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 16, 2019, 10:37:05 AM
Another beautiful day at the Puffin Burrow!  :)  Another day closer to Millie's egg hatching!

Razorbills are another seabird that are a little and intrusive at the burrow.

Some morning pics at Explore.com

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 16, 2019, 11:26:30 AM
OMG PEEP soooo cute!!!  Never seen one before you posted in the beak!!!  8)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 16, 2019, 03:02:08 PM
 :)  This article explains the reason for using the decoy, "Manny" on the Loafing Ledge (by the Happy Father's Day sign with a Puffin on tip of the sign):

http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/conservation/atlantic-puffin-courtship-behavior-and-decoys

https://www.youtube.com/embed/dMO6pruRius

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 16, 2019, 03:05:01 PM
The "Adopt a Puffin" program:

http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/get-involved/adopt-puffin
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 16, 2019, 03:07:52 PM
And thank you, Lori!  :-*
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 16, 2019, 05:33:40 PM
Whoa - my bad! I guess it has been Willie egg sitting for the last 24 hours!  :o  They often take 24 hour shifts according to comments. They can tell it is Willie because he has leg bands!  ;D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 17, 2019, 10:22:58 AM
Yeah!!!

(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/6/17/20190617T150556_435324.ts.jpg) photo via explore live right now :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 17, 2019, 07:26:57 PM
Some pics from today.  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 17, 2019, 08:25:07 PM
Peek-a-boo eggie!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2019, 06:34:06 PM
Here are some pics from today  :)

Their bottoms look so soft! I don't know if that was Millie or Willie showing us their underside.  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2019, 08:28:48 PM
Dr. Stephen Kress of the National Audubon Society holding a puffin at the Eastern Egg Rock Island in Muscongus Bay where Project Puffin is trying to restore puffins.

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From Wiki:
Project Puffin is an effort initiated by Dr. Stephen W. Kress of the National Audubon Society to learn how to restore puffins to historic nesting islands in the Gulf of Maine.[1] It was started in 1973[1] when puffins were nesting in only two locations in Maine ? Matinicus Rock and Machias Seal Island. The project began with an attempt to restore puffins to Eastern Egg Rock Island in Muscongus Bay, about 6 miles (9.7 km) away from Pemaquid Point. The restoration efforts are based on the fact that young puffins usually return to breed on the same island where they hatched.

Young puffins from Great Island were transplanted to Eastern Egg Rock when they were about 10?14 days old. The young puffins were then nested in artificial sod burrows for about one month. Audubon biologists placed handfuls of vitamin-fortified fish in their burrows each day. As the young puffins reached fledging age, they received identification tags so they could be recognized in the future. After spending their first 2?3 years at sea, it was hoped they would return to establish a new colony at Eastern Egg Rock rather than Great Island.

Between 1973 and 1986, 954 young puffins were transplanted from Great Island to Eastern Egg Rock and 914 of these successfully fledged. Transplanted puffins began returning to Eastern Egg Rock in June 1977. To lure them ashore and encourage the birds to explore their home, wooden puffin decoys were positioned atop large boulders. The number of young puffins has gradually increased. In 1981, four pairs nested beneath boulders at the edge of the island and the colony had increased to 37 pairs in 2001. The total population reached 104 pairs in 2012.
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2019, 08:30:44 PM
Hey, there's a book! :)

https://www.amazon.com/Project-Puffin-Improbable-Beloved-Seabird/dp/0300219792/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=puffin+project&qid=1560907770&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2019, 08:41:27 PM
A banded puffin in this group.

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: masswatch on June 19, 2019, 02:03:24 PM
Hi Peep,

Oh, aren't they just the cutest.  So pretty.  What a view of the atlantic they have.
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 20, 2019, 05:52:32 PM
Awww!  :)

https://youtu.be/GUq1Wp4LdZI
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 20, 2019, 06:03:40 PM
Hatch watch is beginning for Willie and Millie, the featured pair in the Puffin Burrow. The egg is due to hatch on June 25th.  :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 20, 2019, 06:10:17 PM
They are just so cute and social among the rocks!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 20, 2019, 08:45:38 PM
Here's our sweet couple from today's highlight's.  (I cannot tell them apart unless I see Willie's leg bands!) ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 21, 2019, 02:09:56 PM
Sweetly, waiting patiently for the hatch!

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 21, 2019, 02:10:53 PM
Just hanging out! Good sized wings for a smaller bird!  ;) :)

I want to hold one!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 21, 2019, 04:10:51 PM
Wow - laying that egg must have hurt!  :o

It seems to be thinking, when? when?  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 21, 2019, 04:15:40 PM
The hatchlings are called "pufflings" - very appropriate.   :)

Comments say they sound like a "pwee, pwee" at first and go to a demanding, "WREEE WREEE"  ;D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 21, 2019, 05:00:48 PM
A nice little handful!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 22, 2019, 09:43:56 AM
Egg roll this morning! Soon, little Puffin!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 22, 2019, 03:47:41 PM
If you've tuned in today, Millie has been rolling the egg frequently and waiting so patiently for her puffling!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 22, 2019, 06:17:32 PM
They say she can hear it trying to chip out! Pip watch for sure beginning!  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 22, 2019, 09:33:26 PM
 :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 23, 2019, 03:57:53 PM
Pip watch continues!

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 24, 2019, 08:21:26 AM
Puffin loafing ledge this morning!
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 24, 2019, 03:18:10 PM
Puffin no Pip yet :)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48122402018_43ab11e796_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gjpTyw)2019-06-24 (5) (https://flic.kr/p/2gjpTyw) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 24, 2019, 06:58:58 PM
Will probably happen when I'm at work!  ;D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 25, 2019, 10:08:57 AM
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Quick view of egg video I took this morning... :)
https://youtu.be/Rc9jIfbk0Cc via Lori D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 25, 2019, 12:55:37 PM
Beginning of a pip???

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on June 25, 2019, 01:28:04 PM
6 25 19


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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 25, 2019, 01:49:30 PM
6 25 19


oopps
Aren't they just precious?  :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 25, 2019, 04:24:37 PM
Puffin just chillin'!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 26, 2019, 09:48:53 AM
Pip, pip, hurray!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 26, 2019, 10:30:30 AM
Our loving couple!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 26, 2019, 11:55:01 AM
Cute shift change... exsqueeeze me!

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Atlantic Puffin Burrow Cam baby puffins Explore org Google Chrome 6 26 2019 11 02 52 AM
Cute shift change and lil peek at egg
https://youtu.be/pwUoirCivVU via LoriD
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on June 26, 2019, 03:32:54 PM
June 26 2019 3 : 20 P M

Bucky is here


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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 26, 2019, 03:55:26 PM
Thank you, KRD! So eggciting!  :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on June 26, 2019, 04:23:10 PM
6 26 19 and here he is



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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 26, 2019, 04:26:02 PM
Awwwwww! I am at work and can't get the live feed, only Gallery and Comments. Sweet lil Puffling!  :-*
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 26, 2019, 06:33:00 PM
Puffin Congrats Willi & Milli to lil Bucky
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Hatch
https://youtu.be/1Q2aGmrJzYY via Lori D
Dad first peek
https://youtu.be/uoAbRJ7pZNI via Lori D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 27, 2019, 09:18:27 AM
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/6/27/20190627T113557_116885.ts.jpg)

Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 27, 2019, 09:38:56 AM
Lori, wouldn't you love to hold that little fluff ball in your hand!  ;D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 27, 2019, 11:24:39 AM
Bucky first fish... he's like, I'm supposed to EAT that? lol 
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 27, 2019, 01:27:14 PM
What a precious lil' face!  :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 27, 2019, 01:35:58 PM
I found this,

"Adult puffins mostly eat small fish, such as sand eels, herring, hake and capelin. Puffin diets vary from colony to colony because of the variety of fish around the breeding islands. During winter puffins may also eat crustaceans, but their preferred food is fish."
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 27, 2019, 07:27:01 PM
Looks like Bucky is growing already!  :)

(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/6/27/20190627T174953_128103.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 27, 2019, 07:28:54 PM
He has a white chest!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 27, 2019, 09:14:44 PM
Yummy fishes!  ;) :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=CqsHC3ueIVk
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 27, 2019, 09:20:50 PM
Aw!

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 28, 2019, 08:52:57 AM
Feed me!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 28, 2019, 11:07:57 AM
What a darling lil' Puffling!  :-*

(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/6/28/20190628T153801_167347.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 28, 2019, 11:16:17 AM
Poufe!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on June 28, 2019, 12:32:42 PM
June 28, 2019



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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 28, 2019, 05:45:45 PM
I think Bucky is growing before our eyes!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 28, 2019, 08:19:20 PM
Adorbs Puffin  8)
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Female encourages puffling to eat all the fish.
https://youtu.be/37OsuEfgzu8 via samantha eye
With the audible flutter of wings, the female arrives at the burrow with meal number five. These fish are a bit larger; it takes the puffling longer to eat them all. Mom dangles the fish over the chicks head, 'Just two left... come on, eat up.'
Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge, Maine, USA

Posse totally ignoring Manny  :(
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 29, 2019, 08:57:17 AM
Good Morning!

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 29, 2019, 10:27:13 AM
Puffin Love
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Breakfish for Bucky
https://youtu.be/h71Rv2Peb0w via LoriD
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 30, 2019, 08:11:55 AM
Cuteness overload lil Bucky!!!
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Bucky's Breakfast. Atlantic Puffins. 08.06 / 30 June 2019
https://youtu.be/0EgRkrD_L1Y via arlene beech
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 30, 2019, 11:56:22 AM
Bucky finished preening and is waiting for his next meal!  :)

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Post by: PeepSpy on June 30, 2019, 11:58:44 AM
NOW!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 01, 2019, 06:08:21 PM
Puffin lil Bucky
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/1/20190701T201459_305256.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on July 02, 2019, 10:56:34 AM
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Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 02, 2019, 11:06:55 AM
I see cute lil webbed feet Bucky!!!
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A pile of puffling sized fish
https://youtu.be/Or2_YprG0xU via samantha eye
Tiny fish are easy to swallow.  The six day old puffling makes short work of the meal. Delivered by the female on 7/2/2019 at 9.55 AM EDT.
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on July 03, 2019, 06:12:22 PM
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Post by: KRDerenzo on July 03, 2019, 06:27:13 PM
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Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 03, 2019, 07:35:22 PM
Bucky
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 04, 2019, 10:05:48 AM
I want to hold him! Such a cute ball of fluff!  ;D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 04, 2019, 10:06:46 AM
KRD, Bucky is well fed for sure!  :D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 04, 2019, 10:24:29 AM
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ac7efb512f451e49745cecc079f844b4b9331a80a0436c8c4e5a79ed811d6113.png)

Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 04, 2019, 01:30:46 PM
A mouthful of fishies, but Bucky is in his hiding place!  ;) :)

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Post by: PeepSpy on July 04, 2019, 05:37:39 PM
Some pics I copied from comments - such a cutie!  :) Bucky is making some odd sounds! (maybe not strange for a puffling)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 05, 2019, 07:05:30 AM
Bucky closeups and cute lil trot
https://youtu.be/KwH-w_QXPRQ via LoriD

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Bucky's Breakfast! Atlantic Puffins. 05.51 / 04 July 2019
https://youtu.be/31Hls-Qhg4c via arlene beech
Fish in her  rosettes.
https://youtu.be/w-v04DU8mZk via samantha eve
The female puffin had so many fish in her bill that a pair were caught in her rosettes. She left with them dangling like silver fish jewelry.

poor manny
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 05, 2019, 10:40:41 AM
Just so precious!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 06, 2019, 07:26:29 AM
Puffins
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/6/20190706T112243_505288.ts.jpg)
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/6/20190706T082955_500104.ts.jpg) photos via explore
Milli came in around 5am limping, looks like she went fishing when it was dark out.  Appears to be her foot the blood on her tummy seems to be coming from her foot too.
https://youtu.be/Knxax0BbPCU via LoriD
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on July 06, 2019, 07:51:30 AM
July 6 2019

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Post by: PeepSpy on July 06, 2019, 08:26:10 AM
Poor Millie! (https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/Smileys/default/cry.gif)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 06, 2019, 11:59:09 AM
Female powers through with an injury & delivers a meal to her puffling
https://youtu.be/O3K_i0zPRdI via samantha eye
First noted after her previous delivery, the female puffin appears to have an injury on her foot. She is standing, but limping. She rested after the first delivery, the headed out to forage again. On her return, her foot is still bleeding. Rest up and heal mama.
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 06, 2019, 01:24:39 PM
Aw, Lori! Man that is a ravenous puffling!  :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 06, 2019, 04:02:43 PM
Manny gets a little lovin'!  ;) ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 07, 2019, 08:33:33 AM
Bucky... I said I'm hungry Mom!!!
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This morning sun  8)
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Bucky's Breakfast! Atlantic Puffins. 05.16 / 07 July 2019
https://youtu.be/MKbwzgCDEzU via arlene beech
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 07, 2019, 01:01:01 PM
Bucky is always hungry!  ;D

Such a soft fuzzball! Growing fast!
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 07, 2019, 05:01:19 PM
                               
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d2f6af80f12203eb9339eb26a0f97b435917417b87b4e852b5f942a4969179fe.jpg)(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/75b5430ac975e64e7db6fa493efc046728c05a9daf328fd8bc822eedff31dac7.jpg?w=280&h=360)                                                                Someone posted this of their cat today watching Bucky :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 08, 2019, 09:17:04 AM
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Wing flap closeup Bucky
https://youtu.be/Vvq2sy8_mzI via LoriD

Two breakfasts for Bucky! Atlantic Puffins. 05.15, 05.48 / 08 July 2019
https://youtu.be/D7vvz6v1_lo via arlene beech

Update Milli via explore...Good morning everyone. Bucky has had 3 hearty breakfasts so far. Millie - two, Willie - one. Millie is still limping though her landings on the berm were firm. She headed out at 6:03 am and Willie has stayed with Bucky. Thanks all. via puffin123
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 08, 2019, 07:32:42 PM
Look who's getting feathers!
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 09, 2019, 11:18:49 AM
Puffin cam
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see tail pin feathers in beginning then wing flap
https://youtu.be/AHML2pk9d1I via lorid
Bucky's Breakfast! Atlantic Puffins. 07.36 / 09 July 2019
https://youtu.be/BHNCtUPTjzM via arlene beech
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 09, 2019, 04:49:22 PM
Can't wait to see Bucky conquer his own fish! I wonder if they do get bigger fish? Maybe they all just eat the small ones.
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 09, 2019, 06:24:43 PM
"Keep me safe daddy!"  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 09, 2019, 06:27:14 PM
Someone is thinking about the outside world!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 10, 2019, 01:18:10 PM
Bucky growing every day!!!
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This is when I woke up at 3 this morning...
Early hours of the morning in puffin burrow 59
https://youtu.be/ZrnUWz4O6WQ via samantha eye
Puffling and mom were settled in sleep, when the dad arrived home and woke the neighborhood.

Millies injury
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Millie fly in with fish this am (lower right with mouthful of fish)
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Bucky's Breakfast! Atlantic Puffins. 06.20 / 10 July 2019
https://youtu.be/rbdP15_ki4Q via arlene beech
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Bucky's lunch! Atlantic Puffins. 12.48 / 10 July 2019
https://youtu.be/jH3lU_sBc4w via arlene beech
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 10, 2019, 07:31:41 PM
I have a video but chose not to post.  Another Puffin went into their burrow and physically attacked Bucky, he screamed and then the camera went to highlights.  Not sure what happened after that.  He seems ok, but both parents are on high alert.

Per explore.org
Samantha Eye  spamela5510 ? an hour ago ?
S/he has a lot of cushioning. The chicks tuck their heads and turn their bum to the danger, protecting the most vital part. Puffling may be a bit bruised, but is most likely A-okay.

All are on high alert... the Puffin attacked more than one Puffling this afternoon
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Bucky after attack... seems ok, Mom brought him fish...
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Below pic is a couple minutes ago... lil Bucky is tuckered out.  Prayers lil guy!

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 10, 2019, 10:46:52 PM
Bucky and Millie snuggling tight tonight!

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 11, 2019, 02:46:19 AM
I guess they do poop, but I haven't seen them!  ;D

https://binged.it/2Lf74sJ
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 11, 2019, 06:42:53 AM
We ❤️ you Bucky!
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Bucky's Breakfast! Atlantic Puffins. 06.41 / 11 July 2019
https://youtu.be/XWIcPhoUV24 via arlene beech
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 11, 2019, 11:19:32 AM
Check out Bucky's pin feathers!!! From 30 minutes ago.  8) 

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 11, 2019, 11:31:01 AM
Oh Lori, how precious is that? Those tiny wings!  :-*
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Post by: KRDerenzo on July 11, 2019, 07:11:38 PM
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Post by: PeepSpy on July 12, 2019, 09:17:46 AM
Bucky is just the sweetest! I am going to miss him! KRD, do you know when they go out to sea?
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 12, 2019, 10:25:38 AM
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on July 13, 2019, 06:55:45 AM
July 13 2019

Bucky was attacked again this morning 8 am Eastern time
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on July 13, 2019, 06:56:34 AM
Bucky is just the sweetest! I am going to miss him! KRD, do you know when they go out to sea?


Around six weeks old
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 13, 2019, 09:35:59 AM
Bucky❤️
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/13/20190713T120825_809059.ts.jpg)

Via explore comments...
He seems ok. It really looked like the intruder only grabbed fluff, not flesh.
If you click on the chat from July 10 in the featured comment, that's what Dr Kress thinks: when parents leave the chick alone, prospectors who want the burrow will attack the chick.


Two breakfasts for Bucky. Atlantic Puffins. 13 July 2019
https://youtu.be/UUNIo3A1Xj0 via arlene beech

2019 07 11 Puffin -Willie on the rock billling with mate Millie
https://youtu.be/CgUZ9d2JMKY via tzz oha

Via CamOp Pan Mod ? 13 hours ago ?
Here's the Live Chat held on Wednesday, July 10 with Dr. Steve Kress and Project Puffin's Kenan Yakola.
https://youtu.be/kH0ThZhwggw via explore live nature cams
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 13, 2019, 10:32:32 AM
And I thought the Puffins were a nice break from the usual drama in Decorah!  ;D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 13, 2019, 11:28:02 AM
Puffins are going to be on the season finale of Animal Planet's series, "The Aquarium".  :) :) :)

https://popculture.com/reality-tv/2019/07/12/meet-fascinating-puffins-animal-planet-the-aquarium/

The clip shows them in their "Winter" plumage!

The Puffin Burrow on Seal Island, Maine are "Atlantic Puffins". The most endangered.
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 14, 2019, 07:49:33 AM
I'll protect you Bucky :-*
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/14/20190714T121459_852456.ts.jpg)

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Bucky's Breakfast! Atlantic Puffins. 05.47 / 14 July 2019
https://youtu.be/_IbHg7jHNdE via arlene beech
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 14, 2019, 05:52:53 PM
Bucky
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/14/20190714T160327_859310.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
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Post by: KRDerenzo on July 14, 2019, 09:32:46 PM
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Bucky found the hidey hole when the Hoooman was cleaning the camera screen lol


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Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 14, 2019, 10:47:09 PM
krd great pics, can't wait to see Bucky tomorrow with a clean screen!!!  8)
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Post by: KRDerenzo on July 15, 2019, 06:05:48 AM
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This Makes My Heart Happy,  Willie is such a good Daddy, Bucky likes to cuddle and Willie never says no, even if only for a few minutes.



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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 15, 2019, 06:23:49 AM
Daddy and me... look at Bucky's lil web feet!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48289175007_48333840a1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gz9DmT)2019-07-15 (3) (https://flic.kr/p/2gz9DmT) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 15, 2019, 07:04:11 AM
Great pics! He is growing so fast. I love his little feet!  :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 16, 2019, 07:04:29 PM
Bucky is still so round!  ;D

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Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 17, 2019, 05:32:11 PM
Puffins "I spy Manny"  8)
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Puffling waits for the fish as parents greet each other
https://youtu.be/IjTVVQaqtzI VIA SAMANTHA EYE
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 18, 2019, 06:55:33 PM
How puffins catch food outside the breeding season

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190717105315.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Paper: Effects of body size, sex, parental care and moult strategies on auk diving behaviour outside the breeding season

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jav.02012

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Density plots displaying the distribution of maximum dive depths (MDD; plots a, c and e) and daily time submerged (DTS, plots b, d and f) of common guillemots, razorbills and Atlantic puffins between July and January.
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 19, 2019, 08:09:14 AM
Bucky ❤️
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/18/20190718T152441_1030948.ts.jpg)
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(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/18/20190718T144117_1029646.ts.jpg)
Bucky's Breakfast! Atlantic Puffins. 07.03 / 19 July 2019
https://youtu.be/eSnQj4teSDc via arlene beech

puffin123 ? 9 minutes ago ? july 19
Good morning everyone. So, 4 deliveries so far. A brief summary:

5:44 am - fish delivery
6:51 am - brief intruder attack on Bucky
7:03 am - fish delivery
7:23 am - fish delivery
7:33 am - Willie vigorously objects to puffin near the burrow (fight)
8:06 am - fish delivery
all before 9am
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 19, 2019, 12:54:49 PM
Bucky sticking his tongue out at us!  ;D  Such a cutie!  :-*
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 19, 2019, 04:27:14 PM
Comments on Explore say that there was another intruder!  :(  He has been crying for over an hour!  :(
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on July 19, 2019, 07:01:44 PM
July 19 2019

Poor Bucky has had a horrible day today.  There were 4 times an intruder was here but only one got Bucky... poor baby
Willie took care of one... Millie took care of another and one looked like it was hiding from something, that one got in but did nothing to Bucky just looked scared itself.

The pics of Willie chasing the first one are blurry.



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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on July 19, 2019, 07:03:47 PM
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on July 19, 2019, 07:06:13 PM
July 19 2019



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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 19, 2019, 07:06:59 PM
Bucky in for the night with Dad safe & sound... goodnight Bucky! Bucky is doing the head tuck...growing up!
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/19/20190719T234959_1089307.ts.jpg)

check out his pin feathers!
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/19/20190719T231757_1088346.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on July 19, 2019, 07:10:34 PM
July 19 2019


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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 21, 2019, 09:32:04 AM
I wubs you Dad! ❤️
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 21, 2019, 10:15:10 AM
Willie and Millie are great parents!  :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on July 21, 2019, 11:16:09 AM
July 21 2019 Bucky was attacked again this morning.  I feel so bad for the little puffling.




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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 21, 2019, 11:33:48 AM
OMG! I can't believe they attack each others pufflings! Ducks don't do that, do they?  :o  >:( :'(
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on July 21, 2019, 12:30:35 PM
OMG! I can't believe they attack each others pufflings! Ducks don't do that, do they?  :o  >:( :'(

Not that I have ever seen, but Parents don't let anyone by ducklings.
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 23, 2019, 07:09:16 PM
Bucky and Puffins from today :)

(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/23/20190723T220527_1258971.ts.jpg)

(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/23/20190723T142443_1245149.ts.jpg)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 23, 2019, 07:21:11 PM
They are so cute even just sitting there!  ;D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on July 23, 2019, 10:17:49 PM
July 23 2019


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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 24, 2019, 09:41:01 PM
Bucky is growing up!!!  8)  ;) :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 26, 2019, 05:57:12 PM
Catchin' some rays!  :)
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/26/20190726T220141_1388458.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 27, 2019, 12:32:29 PM
Look at that Puffin chest!  :)
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/27/20190727T094913_1409684.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 28, 2019, 02:21:45 PM
Snuggle, snuggle!  :)

(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/28/20190728T173441_1466848.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 29, 2019, 10:21:49 AM
Bucky you are growing so fast!!!
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(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/29/20190729T134449_1503152.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 29, 2019, 04:33:47 PM
Those feet!  ;D  Wonder when they turn orange?
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 30, 2019, 09:29:26 AM
Bucky gets banded!  :-*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xE2zXwRDCE
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 30, 2019, 01:24:33 PM
Bucky weighed 310 grams with a wing chord of 116 mm.❤️❤️❤️
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/69b36bf218c8fd3b6ee6d901fb116f321c7cc4aff40bbb063b06063e6f7e2731.png)
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buckys bracelet
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(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/30/20190730T130249_1545092.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 30, 2019, 08:13:11 PM
A neighbor is getting ready to fledge!  :)

(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/30/20190730T225637_2390685.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on August 01, 2019, 12:12:55 PM
Recorded another gif of lil Bucky a few minutes ago.. I'm not very good at this and haven't figured out resizing yet.  ::) :P
(https://i.gyazo.com/d05b50b69a36aff84640df57314e9d32.gif)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on August 01, 2019, 12:15:52 PM
Aw, growing up too fast!  :-*
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on August 03, 2019, 10:06:47 AM
Bucky Love ❤️❤️❤️
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/8/3/20190803T140531_1719773.ts.jpg)
Three feeds for Bucky! Atlantic Puffins. 03 August 2019
https://youtu.be/etrOHpkPv4c VIA arlene beech

June 27th
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/6/27/20190627T113557_116885.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on August 03, 2019, 01:33:47 PM
The lil' puffball is almost grown!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on August 04, 2019, 05:13:28 PM
OK got it to work :) Bucky cuteness stretches! ❤️❤️❤️

(https://i.gyazo.com/bfa5c1f661c4bc35afe6efdbf67d2ec4.gif)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on August 04, 2019, 05:15:36 PM
Love his big white chest!  :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on August 04, 2019, 05:20:50 PM
Still trying to get this right...  ::) :P I'm trying!  Was attempting to record the stretch shot from the bottom pic. Didn't get it right.   ::)
(https://i.gyazo.com/1ee96da95c698aa7449ac8eb182eccc5.gif)

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(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/8/4/20190804T195001_1773308.ts.jpg)

stretch!!!
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on August 05, 2019, 11:33:38 AM
Bucky Love ❤️❤️❤️
Preening
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/8/5/20190805T150443_1807949.ts.jpg)
Kisses for Mama
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Morning chat with Manny
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/8/5/20190805T132553_1554972.ts.jpg)
Manny kisses
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/8/5/20190805T132337_1554904.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on August 06, 2019, 12:51:07 PM
Soon!  :(

https://twitter.com/i/status/1158732268992520192
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on August 07, 2019, 01:29:17 PM
Bucky gets weighed today before heading to sea! Love you Bucky! ❤️❤️
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/8/7/20190807T161007_1896311.ts.jpg)
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/8/7/20190807T161053_1896334.ts.jpg)

"Stop kissing me!" Bucky's adventure! Atlantic Puffins. 07 August 2019
https://youtu.be/W-3vLau-8dE via arlene beech
Bucky gets weighed before he leaves for the sea! :-)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on August 08, 2019, 08:27:53 PM
August 8 2019

Bucky is a big puffin now.
He fledged!!!!  Go Bucky be safe little one see you again one day.


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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on August 10, 2019, 04:39:14 PM
Empty Burrow Syndrome!  :(

I didn't expect to be so affected, but I cried like a baby!  :(
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 12, 2019, 03:02:16 PM
Here's why Puffins on this Maine island are master climate change 'researchers'

https://wgme.com/news/local/heres-why-puffins-on-this-maine-island-are-master-climate-change-researchers

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An Atlantic puffin takes wing at Eastern Egg Rock in Muscongus Bay, Maine, on Wednesday. John Holyoke BDN
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on August 12, 2019, 05:11:20 PM
Interesting, for sure - and very fun to watch!  :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: KRDerenzo on August 14, 2019, 07:41:44 AM
Empty Burrow Syndrome!  :(

I didn't expect to be so affected, but I cried like a baby!  :(

So did I.😩
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on August 16, 2019, 09:45:24 AM
The differences between a puffling and adult puffin. The puffling looks more like a "Winter" puffin. From: https://skomerisland.blogspot.com/2013/07/normal-0-false-false-false-en-gb-x-none.html

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1c9ac626ae0de3a96de49d0bb2b9cea1660b479c1751e760b9ee54f917b7c0f1.jpg)

This a blog from Wales!  :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on August 17, 2019, 01:35:32 PM
BTW - the puffling kisser's name is Kenan Yakola.  ;) :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on August 19, 2019, 09:47:37 AM
Manny will be going into storage for the Winter and have some maintenance done - repair, touch-up paint, etc. Bye-bye Manny!  :)

(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/8/23/20190823T230321_2349898.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on August 19, 2019, 09:51:37 AM
Manny needs a break!!!  Miss you Manny!!! ❤️❤️
Manny has a visitor!!!
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Copulation failed...
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on August 20, 2019, 10:45:21 AM
Beautiful pink sunset last night on Seal Island!

(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/8/20/20190820T000119_3256627.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on August 20, 2019, 10:48:09 AM
For Manny!  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN9CjAfo5n0
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on August 23, 2019, 10:44:11 AM
A chatter caught a lonely puffling fledge last night! There may still be a few stragglers left.  :)

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/32555cb446961142e3c65492692d5d9ded150f9bddd470eb22cfabf4928590b0.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on August 23, 2019, 09:30:49 PM
If you haven't watched this chat with Dr. Steve Kress from Project Puffin and Keenan Yakola, it is informative about Seal Island, Maine and the Puffin Project, and especially, Bucky. (July 12, 2019)
Did you know Bucky was named after National Audubon's Past-President Carl Buchheister.  :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH0ThZhwggw

And previously, from Keenan - more about Seal Island (June 19, 2018)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiRxeDDEuCs
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on August 24, 2019, 09:44:37 AM
If you are visiting Maine, Project Puffin has a Visitor Center: https://projectpuffin.audubon.org/visit-us/project-puffin-visitor-center

You can "adopt" a Puffin here: https://projectpuffin.audubon.org/get-involved/adopt-puffin

 :) ;)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on August 29, 2019, 09:51:45 AM
Awesome coastline by the Berm, but no Puffins! I sure miss these lil' clowns!  :(

(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/8/27/20190827T132709_1425760.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on August 31, 2019, 07:39:07 PM
From taped highlights, here are some Puffins with their "Winter" beaks.  :) I don't know which day this is from.

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on September 02, 2019, 10:45:41 AM
Someone spotted a puffling visiting (or leaving) the exterior burrow!  :) Keep these little ones in your thoughts and prayers as well as the people and animals within Dorian's path in the Atlantic!

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ffe965376e103f94b385dd61a133410266a644453b5fec736ab76c195d7b0697.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on September 03, 2019, 11:08:53 PM
Taken in this past July, there is amazing footage of an airborne Puffin in flight in this video!  :)

https://www.indy100.com/video/news/puffins-land-on-remote-scottish-island-in-stunning-footage-0x3WB0oU
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on September 04, 2019, 08:58:37 PM
Amazing footage and updates pics Peep!!! 8)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on September 04, 2019, 09:50:28 PM
Amazing footage and updates pics Peep!!! 8)
I love the way they seem to glide effortlessly! And their beak tapping - so cute! :-*
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on September 06, 2019, 10:41:37 AM
Hey, are you ready for a cruise? CAP'n FISH has Audubon Puffin & Scenic Cruises!  ;D

https://www.mainepuffin.com/

The Puffins will head back to Seal Island next April!  :-*
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on September 06, 2019, 12:02:03 PM
Hey, are you ready for a cruise? CAP'n FISH has Audubon Puffin & Scenic Cruises!  ;D

https://www.mainepuffin.com/

The Puffins will head back to Seal Island next April!  :-*

I am!!!  Checked on prices and it's pretty reasonable... it's only a billion miles away :(
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on September 06, 2019, 06:35:26 PM
Another article about the Atlantic Puffin study on Maine's 5 islands:
https://www.npr.org/2019/08/05/745712331/living-with-puffins-better-duck-and-cover

Lori! We can dream!  ;) :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on September 06, 2019, 06:42:00 PM
Clynn posted this video documentary in the Beak. Thanks Clynn! Interesting and happy some people are doing something. :)
600,000 pairs come to Newfoundland!  But many chicks get killed in the roads. :o

https://youtu.be/MkfejjQqwM0
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on September 07, 2019, 01:25:08 PM
This link was posted in comments on the Puffin Burrow cam page. Chatter OKed my posting here. Includes poems, limericks, etc. about Bucky and this past season. Lots of Puffin lovers!  :)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HTvx6p-V3f0FotwduQDxns9Y2yW_XxzMIwb5ZI5mjOM/edit
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on September 08, 2019, 03:52:39 PM
From National Geographic, a short video on the life cycle of a puffling on its first solo trek to the ocean!  :)

https://ngs-vh.akamaihd.net/i/NG_Video_DEV/933/859/puffin_atlantic_lifecycle_480x360_464k.mp4,,.csmil/master.m3u8?__b__=1000
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on September 12, 2019, 09:05:40 AM
More about the Life Cycle of the Atlantic Puffin  :)

https://www.animalspot.net/atlantic-puffin.html

Hardy little cuties!  :-* :)

Lifespan
These birds have a long life. The average lifespan of in the wild is 383 months or almost 31 years, while the minimum lifespan is 20 years, the maximum recorded longevity is 33.8 years.
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on September 12, 2019, 11:17:38 PM
Wow, such beautiful coloration and sunset!  :)

(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/9/12/20190912T231505_302905.ts.jpg)

Aw, Gullfriend looking for Manny! (away for Winter rejuvanation) :(

(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/9/12/20190912T161506_290497.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LisaG1967 on September 13, 2019, 05:28:55 AM
Beautiful pic, Peep!
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on September 18, 2019, 04:08:55 PM
I have been looking for this! This pic shows a loose mating season colorful bill loosening up to fall off for Winter!  :)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CuLUBUsUkAAygAv.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on October 25, 2019, 10:38:27 AM
Bringing Puffins back to Main - newer article with podcast from Tufts.  :)

https://now.tufts.edu/articles/tell-me-more-bringing-puffins-back-maine
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on October 25, 2019, 11:04:25 AM
Bucky!!!  :-*

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f7333c2da80a73bb13520f37a15ab742d51a76ed527b4040b5d580e48dd98782.jpg)
(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/7/30/20190730T130249_1545092.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on October 25, 2019, 11:53:48 AM
Loved that second one, Lori! "I'm king of the Burrow!"  ;D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on October 30, 2019, 01:53:35 PM
LOL!  ;D

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0d/d8/7c/0dd87cbd27bce521a8d9c763bd3a74d1.jpg)

(http://puffinpalooza.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/puffin-costume.jpg)

(https://bonjourdin.com/img/costume/puffin-toddler-costume/5_morningside-heights-dad-peter-armenia-dressed-his-daughter-veronica-as-a-puffin-bird-last-year-because_sexy-halloween-costumes-for-little-girls-give-parents-the-creeps.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 30, 2019, 04:59:41 PM
Peep, those are great! 
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on November 13, 2019, 11:31:19 PM
LOL  ;D  I hadn't seen this one before - Coca Cola commercial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx-StTqEzB0
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 14, 2019, 06:48:43 AM
LOL  ;D  I hadn't seen this one before - Coca Cola commercial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx-StTqEzB0


Awww, Peep that was too cute!
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on November 21, 2019, 12:31:02 PM
Published on September 24, 2019, "Baby Puffin Named Macaroni Hatches at National Aquarium, Will Join Siblings Ravioli and Gnocchi".  ;D

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/baby-puffin-named-macaroni-hatches-174400028.html


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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on November 21, 2019, 05:39:58 PM
Macaroni is so adorbs!!!   :-*
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on December 01, 2019, 12:01:22 PM
Reminiscing  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjTVVQaqtzI
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on December 01, 2019, 12:48:56 PM
Reminiscing  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjTVVQaqtzI

I can't wait for next season!  When does their season start?  I miss lil Bucky SOOOOO much!!!
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on December 01, 2019, 01:54:25 PM
Reminiscing  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjTVVQaqtzI

I can't wait for next season!  When does their season start?  I miss lil Bucky SOOOOO much!!!
I think they return in April, Hopefully the same pair will inhabit that burrow with the cam. Next year's Puffling will be assumed a female.  :D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on December 07, 2019, 09:13:25 AM
Like the bald eagle ones, there are tons of Puffin ornaments too!  :D

https://www.zazzle.com/s/puffin+ornaments
https://www.danforthpewter.com/puffin-pewter-ornament.html
https://www.etsy.com/market/puffin_ornament
https://www.cafepress.com/+puffin+ornaments
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on December 07, 2019, 10:04:30 AM
Peep- I didn't see Puffins on KBS deep sea post this morning!  I wonder how deep they go?  They showed Penguins! Thanks for ornament links!
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on December 16, 2019, 04:27:31 PM
Posted 5 days ago (12/11/19), "How to rescue pufflings with Newfoundland's Puffin Patrol"  :)

Oops, forgot the link:
https://o.canada.com/travel/how-to-rescue-pufflings-with-newfoundlands-puffin-patrol




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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on December 16, 2019, 07:37:06 PM
Posted 5 days ago (12/11/19), "How to rescue pufflings with Newfoundland's Puffin Patrol"  :)

Oops, forgot the link:
https://o.canada.com/travel/how-to-rescue-pufflings-with-newfoundlands-puffin-patrol

Awww precious Peep, thanks for sharing!!!
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on December 16, 2019, 07:47:46 PM
Posted 5 days ago (12/11/19), "How to rescue pufflings with Newfoundland's Puffin Patrol"  :)

Oops, forgot the link:
https://o.canada.com/travel/how-to-rescue-pufflings-with-newfoundlands-puffin-patrol

Awww precious Peep, thanks for sharing!!!
I imagine that is how Bucky looks about now!  :D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on December 17, 2019, 09:04:04 AM
Posted 5 days ago (12/11/19), "How to rescue pufflings with Newfoundland's Puffin Patrol"  :)

Oops, forgot the link:
https://o.canada.com/travel/how-to-rescue-pufflings-with-newfoundlands-puffin-patrol

Awww precious Peep, thanks for sharing!!!
I imagine that is how Bucky looks about now!  :D

I'll bet our lil Bucky is one handsome lil Puffin!!!
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on December 19, 2019, 08:22:16 PM
Interesting article about body heat regulation. :)

https://www.myvetcandy.com/newsblog/2019/11/28/kzygn836jwkaae820yh87rr75lbdll
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on December 19, 2019, 08:24:51 PM
LOLOL!  ;D

https://www.shetlandfudge.co.uk/puffin-poo/
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on January 17, 2020, 10:35:47 PM
Puffin growth cycle.

(http://www.planetofbirds.com/Master/CHARADRIIFORMES/Alcidae/pics/Atlantic%20Puffin.gif)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on January 22, 2020, 09:23:48 PM
Manny has company -- he is not the only decoy Puffin! In fact they used 100 of them off the cliffs on the Isle of Man in the UK.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/12/fake-puffins-used-encourage-endangered-birds-back-island-abandoned/
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 23, 2020, 08:33:41 AM
Manny has company -- he is not the only decoy Puffin! In fact they used 100 of them off the cliffs on the Isle of Man in the UK.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/12/fake-puffins-used-encourage-endangered-birds-back-island-abandoned/
Awww lots of lil Manny's!!! 

(https://i.gifer.com/O20f.gif)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on February 13, 2020, 09:20:18 AM
The Atlantic Puffins will return in late April to begin the 2020 breeding season!  :)

http://www.mainebirdingtrail.com/Puffins.html
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 13, 2020, 09:34:38 AM
The Atlantic Puffins will return in late April to begin the 2020 breeding season!  :)

http://www.mainebirdingtrail.com/Puffins.html

Thanks Peep!!!
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on February 20, 2020, 03:50:06 PM
The Wayfarers Walking Group is anticipating Spring and the 2020 Puffin breeding season along the coastlines!  :D

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Happy-New-Year--Puffins---and-other-spring-treats.html?soid=1102478490054&aid=yZniMwwCDFA

Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 20, 2020, 04:19:35 PM
The Wayfarers Walking Group is anticipating Spring and the 2020 Puffin breeding season along the coastlines!  :D

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Happy-New-Year--Puffins---and-other-spring-treats.html?soid=1102478490054&aid=yZniMwwCDFA

Thanks Peep!
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on March 04, 2020, 08:38:18 AM
LOLOLOL!  ;D  An alternative Windows Browser!

https://www.filehorse.com/download-puffin-browser/
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on March 04, 2020, 10:05:24 AM
About 4 to 6 weeks until puffins start showing up at Seal Island!  :-*
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on March 09, 2020, 12:54:30 PM
Courtship billing will start the season!  :D

(https://images.rove.me/w_1920,q_85/amjhycwxenpyl4wvrpfx/maine-puffin-watching.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on March 12, 2020, 01:51:56 PM
Here is an information chart put together by chatter Puffin123 with the added data for 2019 breeding season! It is not totally complete but they are working on getting the missing data. It compares to previous years. :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 12, 2020, 02:05:59 PM
Here is an information chart put together by chatter Puffin123 with the added data for 2019 breeding season! It is not totally complete but they are working on getting the missing data. It compares to previous years. :)
Thanks for sharing this Peep!  That's a lot of work getting all that data together, very nice. I would like to do one of these spreadsheets for GSB cam, I am still praying for Michelle to come home.  ;)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on March 14, 2020, 08:30:05 PM
From chatter Puffin123:
"Usually the researchers are on the island late April - mid May, the cams will go online soon after, and Manny will be set up as well. Usually the puffins are on the island or just offshore by then."  :)

I have also heard that the puffins are back on the island before they turn the cams on and put Manny out. Maybe they want to see how they meet up with each other and get settled first. It is probably a little confusing as they try to find their mates.
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on March 15, 2020, 11:09:14 PM
2019 highlight  - when Millie laid an egg=Bucky!  :) Very sweet! Willie is the banded one. That egg was big! Ouch! :o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn0NpkmBKLs
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on March 15, 2020, 11:09:58 PM
2019 highlight - Bucky hatches!  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-gXmZg87hU
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on March 17, 2020, 05:48:20 PM
Aw  :-*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Az3WhfPv0
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on March 18, 2020, 08:24:24 PM
From the BBC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAzQfKiDKfo&t=2s
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on March 21, 2020, 01:03:39 PM
Throwback highlight - baby Bucky!  :-*

(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/8/9/20190809T003543_1954679.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 21, 2020, 03:19:55 PM
Bucky!!! :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on March 23, 2020, 04:03:06 PM
Throwback Monday.

(https://files.explore.org/sn/2019/8/4/20190804T135245_432928.ts.jpg)

"What is a Coronavirus???"
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on April 05, 2020, 01:31:07 PM
The Channel Islands in the UK are starting to see Puffins coming ashore. They will soon start to arrive at Seal Island also.  :-*
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on April 07, 2020, 01:14:46 PM
Here is another web cam in the Shetland Islands in the UK! Puffins return in the UK before they return to Seal Island.  :)

https://www.shetlandwebcams.com/puffincam/
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on April 15, 2020, 08:29:16 PM
How about a puffin mask?  ;D

https://projectpuffin.audubon.org/get-involved/keep-safe-seabird-sue

(https://projectpuffin.audubon.org/sites/default/files/styles/bean_wysiwyg_full_width/public/img_2913.jpg?itok=Xg0WvuAz)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on April 23, 2020, 08:33:58 PM
Follow Audubon Project Puffin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AudubonPuffin

 :D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on April 25, 2020, 07:41:35 PM
From the Shetland Island Puffin Cam in the UK! They are landing! ;D

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/be243e601fe81a0def9f17a0208e676a8ae2bb22102f9942b8a825495538c065.png?w=800&h=438)

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d9499f42f1936adfdd9ceb3249527139429f6fe17f28053f3c918b6e7ddc42ee.png?w=800&h=445)

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0b3330101796ad182ebfb10451c9203795bef602cc4dc7c86d2dd98f96abebbf.jpg?w=800&h=438)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on April 26, 2020, 11:22:55 PM
From Comments by the Puffin Cam, "PuffinCam is delayed due to the current global pandemic however we will stream Cliff Cam 3 with dedicated views when the puffins return and until some sort of normality returns."  :(
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on April 26, 2020, 11:31:18 PM
A puffin lover drew and uploaded this picture in the Puffin Cam comments. They said they were having "puffin withdrawal"!  ;D

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fc5129b390e2519061ae6bfdcd6a6785631ec98e3c9757a4b536314f4816da74.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on April 30, 2020, 01:24:44 PM
Peek-a-boo!  ;D

Spotted a puffin on the UK Cliff Cam 3. Those cliffs are huge! And kind of messy!  ;)
 
https://www.shetlandwebcams.com/puffincam/

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on April 30, 2020, 11:02:30 PM
Almost midnght here, but near dawn in the Shetland Islands. Isn't this pretty?  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 01, 2020, 12:46:35 PM
Almost midnght here, but near dawn in the Shetland Islands. Isn't this pretty?  :)

Perfect color of blue ;)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 01, 2020, 05:01:54 PM
From Lundy, England

(https://files.tripstodiscover.com/files/2020/02/1024px-Puffin_op_Lundy.jpg)

From Kilda, Scotland

(https://files.tripstodiscover.com/files/2020/02/1024px-Atlantic_Puffins_Scotland.jpg)

The UK sure has the advantage for Puffins returning from their Winter hiatus!  ;D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 01, 2020, 05:08:57 PM
Some interesting facts posted on January 8, 2020:

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/01/atlantic-puffins-tool-use-intelligence-seabirds/
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 01, 2020, 05:12:12 PM
PBS Nature: an episode on Puffins!

https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/group/birds/puffin/

https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/puffins-search-perfect-home/12146/

https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/animal-homes-behind-scenes-puffin-cam/12162/
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 02, 2020, 03:16:06 PM
I am curious about how they grow into the colorful beak. When they come back in the Spring, they already have it. Feathers are shed and brighter ones grow in. They shed the colorful beak in the Fall and have a dull beak during the Winter.

Full breeding plumage
(https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/assets/og/75224141-1200px.jpg)

Winter plumage
(http://www.neseabirds.com/images/lmedlock128416240puffinimmature.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 03, 2020, 10:59:18 AM
USA Today reported on March 27, 2020 that 100,000 Puffins have returned to Scotland!  :-*

(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/authoring/video-thumbnails/8fbbf6c3-94fc-42f5-9fb8-456ecec630f1_thumbnail.jpg)

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/world/2020/03/27/100-000-puffins-return-home-scotland-marking-arrival-spring/646214000/
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 03, 2020, 11:05:29 AM
(https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/23/2016/05/Puffin-Shetland-islands-ebd742c-scaled.jpg?quality=90&resize=620%2C413)

I sure hope that we get to see Willie and Millie this year!  :D

Hey Project Puffin, get that Cam going!  ;) :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 04, 2020, 03:02:56 PM
Puffins making their burrows - lots of nooks and crannies in the Shetland Island cliffs!  :D



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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 05, 2020, 10:41:25 AM
From Project Puffin  :)

https://twitter.com/AudubonPuffin/status/1257635949800022017/photo/1
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 09, 2020, 02:40:42 PM
From Cliff Cam 3 in the UK  :)

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2a5907e282b481693c4152266179f3e07ea20cbd8869e277e48d75dd3d1c2153.gif)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 10, 2020, 06:48:42 PM
More from the Shetland Cliff Cam  :)

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7cf2b1c2bde07dd810f7c3b10dbf8ffdd03654682e220b7f3e0421b84b3eda6c.gif)

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a7cf0e82766138a2ea962fe7df45ecbb66e72254bd2e2523dd20c0ead6eb6462.gif)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 11, 2020, 03:13:21 PM
From a Puffin Cam Mod, "Hi everyone - we know you all must be antsy about the status of the puffin cam this year. We are working hard with Project Puffin to get you the puffin cams while ensuring the safety of the staff and the birds. We hope to have an updated date soon!"  :)

At least we can grab a glimpse at the UK Shetland Cliffs, but it is so big and messy!  :o
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: Lani on May 13, 2020, 11:07:45 PM
From a Puffin Cam Mod, "Hi everyone - we know you all must be antsy about the status of the puffin cam this year. We are working hard with Project Puffin to get you the puffin cams while ensuring the safety of the staff and the birds. We hope to have an updated date soon!"  :)

At least we can grab a glimpse at the UK Shetland Cliffs, but it is so big and messy!  :o

Hi Peep, I'd love to see the Shetland islands. I have a favorite show I watch that is filmed there.
I pray puffin cams will return soon. I do love to watch those little puff balls.
Thanks for keeping us updated. Take care  :-*
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 15, 2020, 05:48:40 PM
This is suppose to air on PBS soon!  ;) :D

https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/puffins-reunite-their-mate/22141/
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 16, 2020, 07:46:43 PM
Flashback! Bucky losing his baby fluff and getting ready to gulp down a fish!  ;D

C'mon Project Puffin --- get those cams up and running!  ;)



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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 17, 2020, 02:39:41 PM
From the UK

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/94a6e373d5bef9db5e15ef3ad1d6583fa0c09db5d56f2a50137d0266e9fcc30e.gif?w=480&h=218)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 17, 2020, 02:49:21 PM
Flashback! Bucky losing his baby fluff and getting ready to gulp down a fish!  ;D

C'mon Project Puffin --- get those cams up and running!  ;)

lol the fish looked like a long beak at first!  ;D 
Throwback August 4 2019 Bucky cuteness lil stretch

(https://i.gyazo.com/bfa5c1f661c4bc35afe6efdbf67d2ec4.gif)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 19, 2020, 02:36:36 PM
From Project Puffin, "Today's super good news! Our first island crew went out yesterday - Keenan Yakola and Mikayla Ockels have left Rockland for Seal Island NWR to begin their Seabird Summer! Hopefully....PUFFIN CAMS SOON."

 ;D ;D ;D

In the UK Shetland Cliffs, they are taking nesting materials into the crevices!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 20, 2020, 03:19:27 PM
A couple of snips from the UK Shetland Cliffs today!  :)

I actually saw one poop shoot like our eagles, but it was too quick!  LOL  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 22, 2020, 03:26:12 PM
The Loafing Ledge is live, but no Puffins!  :(

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 23, 2020, 09:28:58 AM
A few Puffins have returned home and are checking out the Exterior Puffin Burrow!  :)

I haven't seen Manny on the Loafing Ledge yet. So far, 2 cams are live.

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 23, 2020, 03:35:57 PM
Bucky gets banded 2019 and a little kiss from Keenan Yakola  :-* ;D

https://youtu.be/6xE2zXwRDCE
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 23, 2020, 09:37:23 PM
Woohoo!  ;D

From Puffin Cam comments, "What a difference a day makes. Yesterday nary a puffin seen, today lots of puffins and a (confirmed by Keenan) egg in our burrow 59. I guess everybirdy was out fishing or in their burrows yesterday? They sure had me fooled. Looking forward to confirmation of our pair and of course, seeing the burrow cam go live."

I don't know how they can tell them apart! LOL But we know that Willie is banded.
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 23, 2020, 09:41:25 PM
Keenan Yakola also gave Gracie a little kiss in 2018! He is just a sweet puffling kisser!  ;D

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/72d7e225bd41dd04f536942c5b0af55b6760f9f2f3b9d4e2946284d6c7f2b053.jpg?w=480&h=331)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 24, 2020, 08:14:26 AM
Good morning!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 24, 2020, 08:23:37 AM
Keenan Yakola also gave Gracie a little kiss in 2018! He is just a sweet puffling kisser!  ;D

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/72d7e225bd41dd04f536942c5b0af55b6760f9f2f3b9d4e2946284d6c7f2b053.jpg?w=480&h=331)

Attached below is pic where he is giving Bucky last weigh in goodbye kisses August 7th 2019  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 24, 2020, 03:02:59 PM
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0cc43ee61c088ab7b57075b07189276d49f520f4117c184dcc577b3044c20fe3.gif?w=480&h=286) :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 24, 2020, 04:01:45 PM
What a face!  :)

(https://blog.explore.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Puffin_Kennan.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 25, 2020, 09:23:29 AM
"I'm king of the burrow!"  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 25, 2020, 09:36:01 AM
Razorbills on the Loafing Ledge, but no Manny yet.  :(  At first I thought they were Guillemots, but they were too plump. Had to go ask in the Community.  ;) They have sharper black beaks and black feet.

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 25, 2020, 12:01:59 PM
Razorbills close-up - they are beautiful too!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 28, 2020, 02:27:39 PM
Willie or Millie sitting on an egg!!!!!!  ;D :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 28, 2020, 02:51:42 PM
It looks so nice and cozy with fresh nesting materials!

(https://snapshots-production.explore.org/stream-production-164/20200528T193154_03419.ts.jpg)

Three cams are live now!



Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 28, 2020, 02:55:52 PM
Hello baby eggie!

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 31, 2020, 02:27:10 AM
Puffin love!
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Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 31, 2020, 11:53:59 AM
Thanks Lori! Been a little stuck in some things.....  ::)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 31, 2020, 04:01:01 PM
Some highlights from today in the Puffin Burrow! Sweet egg-sitting!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 31, 2020, 04:02:18 PM
More Highlights  :)

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Willie's banded legs
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Millie seems to like to nuzzle in the corner.  :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 31, 2020, 06:28:01 PM
Some gatherings  :)

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Razorbills are friendly neighbors  :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 31, 2020, 06:44:06 PM
Looking for Manny!  :(

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on May 31, 2020, 07:35:20 PM
Another pair is already feeding a puffling!  :-*

https://twitter.com/AudubonPuffin/status/1267232153210966019
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 01, 2020, 12:02:24 PM
Good morning <yawn>  :D
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 02, 2020, 03:06:07 PM
Oh my gosh - they really are looking for Manny!!!  ;D ;D ;D  Well, this made me smile!  ;) :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 03, 2020, 07:40:46 PM
Goodnight sweetie.... 

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 05, 2020, 03:34:37 PM
Patient egg sitting!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 05, 2020, 03:41:53 PM
Puffin party on the ledge!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 05, 2020, 06:36:30 PM
Thanks Lori! Been a little stuck in some things.....  ::)

Thanks Peep!  I've been a lil stuck too...  Thank you for all of your wonderful posts my dear friend!
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 06, 2020, 04:08:30 PM
Keenan posted in chat, "Hi all, thought you might be interested to know that today while in a blind near burrow 59 I saw Willie, Billie, Phoebe and Pal!"

I know Billie was Willie's first mate and when he couldn't find her on return to Seal Island, he took Millie, I think Phoebe and Pal are offspring, but not certain. Before Bucky, there was Gracie. The pufflings do not return to land for 2 years after leaving the nest.
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 06, 2020, 04:30:33 PM
Atlantic Puffins only weigh 1.1 pounds, so the size of that egg.....  :o Ouch!  :P
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 07, 2020, 07:20:59 PM
A bit of trivia from chat, "Willie is 18 yrs old. He was banded as a chick in 2002 on Eastern Egg Rock."  :)

Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 07, 2020, 07:29:21 PM
Manny is back but dang if he doesn't look more like a Razorbill!  :o

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 07, 2020, 07:32:05 PM
Yikes, an intruder tried to bite and injure Millie's egg! Grrrrrr!  :o >:(

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/71b1dd69a25f52c5b35785cc6ced5bd0cda6198031a52521bd152a68c49b3905.png)

Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 08, 2020, 10:31:35 AM
An intruder puffin attacked Millie and Willie's egg while they were out yesterday!!!  :o

Mod CamOp Kwaahu posted the event on video - this is not easy to watch!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bODN5_Jzwo&t=127s
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 09, 2020, 10:55:51 PM
Back to sweet egg sitting! Poor egg!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 09, 2020, 10:56:49 PM
Manny is back alongside Murriel!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 10, 2020, 09:51:25 AM
Ooooops!  ;D

https://twitter.com/i/status/1270717255685246977
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 11, 2020, 10:28:51 AM
Murriel is drawing some Murre interest!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 11, 2020, 10:41:27 AM
Mornin' beautiful!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 11, 2020, 10:45:58 AM
Peek-a-boo egg!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 11, 2020, 02:06:58 PM
Guarding their burrows!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 11, 2020, 02:14:49 PM
Busy, busy Burrow!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 12, 2020, 09:09:13 AM
Manny and his groupies!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 12, 2020, 09:13:06 AM
Whole family!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 13, 2020, 10:11:51 AM
Chatter spamela5510 (don't know her real name) received a new cap and a mini- Manny decoy for her birthday from Keenan!  ;D

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The decoy is made by Made River Decoys  :)
https://projectpuffin.audubon.org/decoys/atlantic-puffin
https://projectpuffin.audubon.org/decoys/ordering-and-contact-details
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 13, 2020, 10:13:29 AM
Sweetly sleeping - hatch coming soon!

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 13, 2020, 10:59:48 AM
Egg roll!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 13, 2020, 03:08:36 PM
From CamOp/Mod Bee, "Puffins incubate their egg between 36-45 days. As the egg was already in the burrow when the researchers arrived last month, Keenan has estimated the date range the egg was laid as 5/13-5/17. This means we could expect a hatch as soon as 6/18 or as late as 6/27."
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 14, 2020, 08:08:13 AM
Millie yawns waiting for Willie to take his shift.  :)

Hatch watch starting, but we are not sure exactly when the egg was laid as researchers were late setting up camp.

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 14, 2020, 09:34:18 PM
I can't wait for a new puffling! Keenan is proposing the name to be after a long standing volunteer who passed away. He hasn't posted it yet.  :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 15, 2020, 01:28:38 PM
This is so cute - shifting the egg!

https://youtu.be/EZKDVqgnbS8
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 16, 2020, 01:52:52 PM
Waiting, waiting...ZZZZ

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 16, 2020, 01:53:50 PM
"Greetings, my friend!"  ;D

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Oooops!  ::) ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 16, 2020, 03:27:37 PM
Mod Spamela posted this collage she put together from last year's pics of Willie, Millie and Bucky.  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 16, 2020, 07:05:33 PM
Keenan just proposed the name Stella for Willie and Millie's puffling this year in honor of the late volunteer, Stella Walsh.

"Hi all!

I would like to propose the name Stella after long time Project Puffin volunteer Stella Walsh who passed away back in 2017. Of course, as the viewers it is ultimately your decision, but wanted to put in my vote!

Here is a little more info...

'A lifelong resident of the Midcoast Maine region, Stella entered the birding world and never looked back after retiring from the Maine Dept of Human Services. From 1999 through 2012, she volunteered at six of the Seabird Restoration Program?s seven seabird-nesting islands. Her favorites being Seal Island NWR (always hoping to be scheduled volunteer at the same time as her bird-banding buddy, Anthony Hill) and Stratton Island for fall migration passerine banding.
She gave countless hours of her time to various Maine conservation organizations, in addition to remotely entering data from over 100,000 migration observation cards for the USGS North America Bird Phenology Program!' "
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 16, 2020, 07:37:56 PM
What a sunset at Seal Island!  :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 17, 2020, 10:17:33 AM
Its party time!  :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 17, 2020, 02:39:44 PM
Looks like an unconfirmed pip to me - time will tell!!!!  8) 8) 8)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 17, 2020, 03:57:13 PM
She is coming out!  :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 17, 2020, 03:59:30 PM
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 17, 2020, 07:55:20 PM
Another gorgeous sunset at Seal Island as we wait for the new puffling to hatch.  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 17, 2020, 09:11:30 PM
Stell is wiggling to get out!  :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 17, 2020, 10:51:28 PM
Goodnight Sweety! See you in the morning!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2020, 10:11:18 AM
Here comes Stella!  :-*

(https://files.explore.org/sn/1970/8/22/20200618T150704_902674.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2020, 10:35:43 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljnxxAShgQU&feature=emb_rel_end
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2020, 10:58:50 AM
Stella!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2020, 11:31:12 AM
Protective Mom!  :-*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=47&v=Dw-4PpZ5XBA&feature=emb_logo
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2020, 01:40:44 PM
Here she is!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2020, 01:50:18 PM
This is way too funny - Manny getting some help standing up!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2020, 02:04:00 PM
Darling! Trying to walk already!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2020, 04:44:38 PM
Thanks, Samantha!  :)

https://youtu.be/4z7c3nqWuxM
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2020, 05:14:36 PM
So many pics on the cam site!  :) Precious Millie and baby.

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2020, 05:17:15 PM
"I love you Mommy!"  :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 18, 2020, 06:31:02 PM
Peep- I finally caught a gif.  I tried to check camera last night and there were explore/youtube issues and again today and rewound forever after I saw your post with the pic, couldn't find lil Stella.  I forgot to check the gallery in explore.  Love the gallery.  Thanks for sharing and I am so excited for Stella's new adventures!  ((I miss Bucky))  :-*

(https://i.gyazo.com/8156303da93eda4b5716a00c37255cbf.gif)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2020, 06:36:10 PM
Bucky is probably good and will come looking for a mate next year. They are kind of looking for 2018 Gracie, She might be a Momma this year.

Stella looks just like Bucky did!  ;D

Yes, there are tons of pics in the Gallery and Samantha Eye takes Videos and post on YT and Twitter.

Hope that you are feeling better!  :-*
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2020, 09:53:39 PM
Hello Daddy!  :-*

https://youtu.be/aGWInKfIo2Q
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2020, 10:49:14 PM
Willie snuggling in with baby Stella.  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 18, 2020, 10:52:19 PM
Sleepy Stella!

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 19, 2020, 08:46:17 AM
Willie brings Stella some fishies.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1273926988588146688
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 19, 2020, 10:01:26 AM
A peek at Stella alone!

https://twitter.com/i/status/1273988363876360192
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 19, 2020, 04:36:12 PM
Sweety is growing already!  :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 19, 2020, 04:39:23 PM
Fluffball!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 20, 2020, 01:42:18 AM
Goodnight sweet Stella!  :-*

(https://files.explore.org/sn/1970/8/22/20200620T025618_967151.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 20, 2020, 12:51:02 PM
Hello cutie!  :D

(https://files.explore.org/sn/1970/8/22/20200620T165542_992333.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 20, 2020, 12:53:14 PM
Rearranging her surroundings a bit!  :D

(https://files.explore.org/sn/1970/8/22/20200620T165526_992325.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 20, 2020, 02:54:35 PM
Fluffy Stella!  :D

(https://files.explore.org/sn/1970/8/22/20200620T195000_997562.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 20, 2020, 07:55:53 PM
Lil' wing flap!  :D :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 21, 2020, 09:29:18 AM
LOL!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 21, 2020, 03:11:27 PM
Stella found the hidey-hole!  :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 21, 2020, 03:12:35 PM
Orange tongue!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 22, 2020, 08:53:41 PM
Queen Stella!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 22, 2020, 08:55:31 PM
Stretch!

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 22, 2020, 08:56:59 PM
Puffin Party on the Ledge!

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 22, 2020, 08:58:25 PM
On top of Manny!  ::)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 23, 2020, 11:29:53 AM
Willie gives Stella a big fish!  :D

https://youtu.be/XSHz64RzYdA
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 23, 2020, 11:30:57 AM
Stella filled to the brim!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 23, 2020, 02:17:04 PM
Princess Stella got her first health check today! And Keenan adjusted the cam to make it much clearer. :D :D :D
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 23, 2020, 08:34:01 PM
Thanks to chatter zpdooda, some beautiful pics of the little princess Stella!  :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 24, 2020, 11:01:01 AM
Good morning Stella!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 24, 2020, 11:08:31 AM
Puff!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 24, 2020, 11:11:23 AM
What a diva!  :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 24, 2020, 12:56:06 PM
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 24, 2020, 01:00:07 PM
Mom & baby via Puffin cam... somebirdy has a lil attitude  ;)
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 24, 2020, 03:03:45 PM
A tiny poop shoot from Stella caught on camera!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 24, 2020, 07:19:31 PM
A couple more great pics from chatter zpdooda!  :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 25, 2020, 03:14:30 PM
Bucky's progression last year!

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 25, 2020, 03:16:08 PM
Wheeeeee!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 25, 2020, 03:19:24 PM
"Here I come!"
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 26, 2020, 12:30:31 PM
Sweet puffball!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 26, 2020, 08:36:25 PM
Stella loves Daddy!  :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 26, 2020, 08:39:42 PM
Poop Shoot out the other side of the hidey hole!  ;D
https://twitter.com/i/status/1276626305639780352
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 27, 2020, 10:02:27 AM
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/88b445fc2e4e48920ee318a9c2172cdedbac81ea9cbedd531a582162afdaa069.jpg)

 :D :-*
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 27, 2020, 08:38:31 PM
Beautiful catch cam-op!  :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on June 27, 2020, 08:44:00 PM
Stella is stuffed with lots of fishies!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 01, 2020, 05:17:47 PM
Pudgy and fluffy! Stella is gobbling those fishies down, even the awful butterfishes that are wide and difficult to swallow.

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 01, 2020, 05:19:47 PM
Just loafin'

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 02, 2020, 10:00:07 AM
Puffin party, with a couple Razorbills!  Can you find them? ;D
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 02, 2020, 11:57:34 AM
Puffin cuteness! Would love to scoop them up for a cuddle!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 02, 2020, 12:05:11 PM
Murial has live company!  :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 02, 2020, 07:24:56 PM
Willie and Millie outside of their Burrow 59.  :)
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 02, 2020, 07:28:39 PM
Gab session!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 03, 2020, 09:48:43 AM
A different view from the Loafing Ledge!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 03, 2020, 09:52:10 AM
"All on deck catching a breather this morning".

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 03, 2020, 10:28:52 AM
LOLOL!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 03, 2020, 04:16:54 PM
Stella got a health check today!  :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 03, 2020, 08:17:28 PM
Measured up!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 03, 2020, 08:27:45 PM
Community was joking that Keenan didn't kiss Stella this time (on the vid), but he claims that he did!  ;D



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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 04, 2020, 04:32:08 PM
Round and fluffy describes Stella to a T. Ittty bitty feet sticking out! :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 04, 2020, 04:33:55 PM
Well, it happened! Stella was attacked and bitten by an intruder today, but she fought bravely.

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 04, 2020, 07:09:10 PM
Willie standing guard!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 05, 2020, 10:06:11 AM
S t r e t ch!  :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 07, 2020, 11:04:11 AM
Stella, that is not a fish!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 07, 2020, 07:15:16 PM
Puffin Perfection!  :-* :-* :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 07, 2020, 08:59:01 PM
I love how the Razorbills are right at home among the Puffins!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 08, 2020, 10:48:20 AM
On guard duty!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 08, 2020, 02:44:58 PM
Stella in the hidey hole with her precious face sticking out!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 08, 2020, 02:46:01 PM
Sleepyhead!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 08, 2020, 02:54:59 PM
Nooooo social distancing here!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 08, 2020, 06:53:53 PM
"I'm singing in the rain!"  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 08, 2020, 07:06:37 PM
Stella has some feathers showing!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 08, 2020, 07:47:16 PM
Pufflings at the Georgia Aquarium!  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAMCtJtKLRs
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 09, 2020, 04:13:45 PM
Stella endured a brutal attack! She is OK, but it was awful.

This is hard to watch:
https://youtu.be/5rSyaWbLJtU
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 09, 2020, 04:20:56 PM
Sweet Stella bounced back quickly and gobled some fish Millie brought her!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 09, 2020, 04:22:16 PM
Happy three week birthday, Stella!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 09, 2020, 04:26:22 PM
Stella sticking her tongue out!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 09, 2020, 04:28:05 PM
You can see Stella's little feet good here!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 09, 2020, 06:43:29 PM
Check my tonsils!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 10, 2020, 08:49:22 AM
Both Willie and Millie slep with Stella last night!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 10, 2020, 05:32:16 PM
Watching a boat race, as a chatter suggested?  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 11, 2020, 09:37:34 AM
Day stamp; 7/11/2020  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 11, 2020, 12:46:55 PM
Puffin party this afternoon!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 11, 2020, 08:22:50 PM
Peek-a-boo!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 12, 2020, 07:17:59 PM
Good morning sweet Stella cutie!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 12, 2020, 07:18:45 PM
Wow, look at these colors!

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 12, 2020, 07:21:24 PM
Wait, wait, wait, "Where's my fishie?"  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 13, 2020, 03:01:22 PM
Good afternoon, sweet girl!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 13, 2020, 03:16:54 PM
Another weigh-in and health check for Stella! Her chest looks whiter in daylight.  :-* :)
Keenan really loves the Pufflings!  :D

https://youtu.be/AdBLpTjzvjg

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 13, 2020, 11:42:40 PM
Another gorgeous sunset on Seal Island!
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 14, 2020, 10:24:51 AM
Stella is evolving into a Puffin! She is a combination of fluff and feathers coming in. She is very itchy and the P's preen her vigorously often to get her ready to be waterproof for the sea!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 14, 2020, 10:41:17 AM
Always the cuddler!  ;) :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 14, 2020, 03:08:05 PM
Busy exterior burrow!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 14, 2020, 03:17:05 PM
Somewhat the awkward stage - part fluff, part feathers and itchy as all get-out!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 14, 2020, 04:26:28 PM
Posted in Chat, this is funny!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 14, 2020, 06:54:46 PM
Willie and Millie sharing a few "kisses".  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 15, 2020, 11:43:48 AM
Aw, Half fluff - half feathers - total itchy!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 15, 2020, 06:11:28 PM
Some more enhanced photos from Puffin Chatter Zpdooda!  :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 16, 2020, 03:11:49 PM
This is a cute video from 2011 filmed at Coquet Island.  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTw5jqPqa04
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 16, 2020, 03:14:38 PM
Another awesome older video from Newfoundland!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S4HTF-yOwE
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 18, 2020, 11:38:24 AM
Baby Stella still loves to cuddle under-wing!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 18, 2020, 08:49:02 PM
Goodnight baby girl! You've had quite a day, leg bling and all!:)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 18, 2020, 09:18:20 PM
Keenan measuring and taking selfies with Stella during bandinq!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 19, 2020, 03:11:47 PM
Stella's complete banding with Keenan and staff.  :)

https://youtu.be/iTzFwj1FmdY
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 22, 2020, 09:13:19 AM
A graceful landing.  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 22, 2020, 07:05:45 PM
From Zpdooda, "Wheeeeeeeeeee!"  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 22, 2020, 07:07:29 PM
"Aren't I handsome?"  ;) :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 22, 2020, 07:09:34 PM
"Shall we take the same route we took last year?"  ;D

(https://files.explore.org/sn/1970/8/22/20200722T230653_2680540.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 23, 2020, 10:59:30 AM
Puffling Stella is looking more and more like a Puffin drawing mixed emotions from watchers! It won't be long before she jumps into the ocean. (https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/Smileys/default/cry.gif)

The cam has not been clear and may need to be replaced next year. Keenan tried cleaning the lens.

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 23, 2020, 11:00:50 AM
From Mod ImaPuffin, "Here is this week's update! First off - look at our Stella grow! She is growing like a weed, and barely fits in the burrow anymore (or so it seems). She continues to lose more of her fluffy puffin down. Before we know it, she?ll be heading off into the ocean in the dark of the night, (without her parents), were she'll remain until she's 2 or 3 years old. She will then return to the vicinity of her family burrow to seek out a new burrow and begin thinking about raising her OWN adorable puffling. Very exciting! "
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 23, 2020, 04:54:55 PM
Beach party this afternoon!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 24, 2020, 06:34:27 PM
More bling and kisses for Stella today!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 25, 2020, 12:39:17 PM
Stella was outside the burrow last night which upset Willie. Here she is back home looking more and more like a big girl puffin!  :)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 25, 2020, 04:59:24 PM
From Zpdooda!  :)
 
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 26, 2020, 12:38:10 PM
Stella "at home" pondering her journey to come!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 26, 2020, 12:39:45 PM
Images from Keenan! You can really see the new modern band they used on Stella! Feisty little handful! ;) :) ;D

"Hi all, Here are a few images of Stella from the other day. We have started what I hope will be a new tradition of using plastic field readable bands on cam chicks. Her number is 120 repeated twice around the band. My hope is that next year's chick will be 121 and so on... corresponding with the current year.... It may need a little more adjusting next time we have here but my hope is that she will be easier to spot when she returns."

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 28, 2020, 12:29:00 PM
Dr. Kress is hosting a Zoom Webinar called, A Virtual Visit With Maine's Puffins" on Thursday July 30. Space is limited so there is a $10 registration fee.

https://nrcm.salsalabs.org/puffins2020/index.html
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 28, 2020, 07:06:00 PM
Millie, the fisherwoman!  :D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 28, 2020, 07:09:05 PM
Gobble, gobble! Or should I say Oink, oink!  ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 28, 2020, 07:11:34 PM
Stella is growing up way too quickly!  :-* Still has to lose the afro!  ;D

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2c93fe8dee96d1c1b696f4eaea3875c4130f3586bb4b42988a2ae4c9fd8b0905.jpg)

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Both of these from Zpdooda.  :D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 29, 2020, 10:38:09 AM
Stella has fleged!  :-*

From Mod, ImaPuffin,

"ImaPuffin Mod ? 38 minutes ago
Thank you to all the viewers....looks like our Stella has flown the coop! She, I believe, has been the most feisty puffling since the cams started. And so perhaps we should have expected her to do the unexpected and fledge as soon as she could. But, for those that would still like to watch cams....we do still have the Guillemot Burrow cam, where we are waiting for the chick ("Dale") to fledge - check it out: https://explore.org/livecam... - and yes, we thank Keenan-Project Puffin as well for all his help - he is a great team member!"
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 29, 2020, 10:39:01 AM
From JennyWren,

"The Tale of a Puffling

Your adventures began before you even hatched,
When to the burrow corner you were rudely dispatched!
Millie found you there, and tucked you away,
Back safe under her wing, until your hatching day.

Then you started to eat and you did not stop,
Even the huge butterfish went down your crop!
And as your parents fed you day and night,
Your hidey hole began to get a little tight!

New feathers replaced your downy fluff,
You fought off hooligans, you're so tough!
But whatever dramas the day did bring,
At night you'd be snuggled up, under Willie's wing.

As the days passed you became independent and wilful,
Staying outside (until Mum arrived with her bill full!)
Then came the night, you heard the call of the sea,
And left, unseen, to live alone and free.

Godspeed our sweet Stella, we all wish you well.
Shall we meet again? Only time will tell.
For now little fluffball we have to say Goodbye,
Live strong our darling puffball, dive deep, fly high."
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 29, 2020, 10:39:29 AM
Millie and Willie left the island together! (https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/Smileys/default/cry.gif)

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 29, 2020, 07:54:36 PM
Chatter allisonyws posted this GIF of Stella from yesterday afternoon (July 28) Feisty lil' puffling!  :-*

https://i.gyazo.com/91fc5627fad7384500aacb47d881dac4.gif
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 29, 2020, 08:10:48 PM
This is the last sighting of Stella in the burrow!  :-*

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on July 29, 2020, 08:16:08 PM
On June 18, 2020, Stella hatched from her shell.  :D  A memorable season for sure!

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on August 03, 2020, 08:45:24 PM
Dr. Kress and Project Puffin sponsored a webinar on July 30, 2020, "A Virtual Visit With Maine's Puffins", and it was was posted on YouTube!  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=qOjR4MgP3Qo&feature=emb_logo
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on September 01, 2020, 09:17:58 AM
A new series of Webinars from Project Puffin begins tonight, September 1!  :D

https://hogisland.audubon.org/programs/puffin-islands-online

(https://hogisland.audubon.org/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image/public/20170627-7j4a1886_0.jpg?itok=XJipOSNP)

Puffin Islands Online
Learn about the remarkable lives of puffins and other seabirds from renowned researchers at your leisure and in your home.
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on September 07, 2020, 07:48:18 PM
In Iceland they allow the trophy hunting of Puffins! >:( >:( >:(

Here is a petition to sign for the banning of this cruel slaughter:
https://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clicktogive/ars/petition/fto-save-puffins?&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ars-ta-animals&utm_term=09062020&utm_content=takeaction-f&utm_campaign=petition-fto-save-puffins&oidp=0x2c002c5ccd78b60bc0a82937

Please sign it!  ;) :)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on September 10, 2020, 10:54:32 PM
LOL! There is a Puffin cereal in different flavors and part of the cost supports Project Puffin!  :D

https://www.barbaras.com/products/puffins-cereals/

(https://www.barbaras.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Puffins_Original_PDP_lores.jpg)

https://www.barbaras.com/project-puffin/
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on September 10, 2020, 10:57:36 PM
The Project Puffin research team will be leaving Seal Island about September 17 and will keep Manny warm and cozy until next Spring!  :D
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on October 02, 2020, 11:19:27 AM
A second book from Project Puffin is out!

The Puffin Plan -- Restoring Seabirds to Egg Rock and Beyond (Tumblehome, 2020)

https://projectpuffin.audubon.org/about/project-puffin-story-and-puffin-plan
(https://projectpuffin.audubon.org/sites/default/files/styles/bean_wysiwyg_full_width/public/puffinplan.jpg?itok=AKMQFJM6)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on October 02, 2020, 02:03:19 PM
Interview on CNN with Project Puffin's Stephen Kress on how they used decoys like Manny to restore the Puffin population!

https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2020/09/29/kress-project-puffin-maine-c2e-spc.cnn
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on October 03, 2020, 07:45:11 PM
LOLOL!  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2JgrlsgASg&feature=share
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on October 03, 2020, 07:47:17 PM
Aw...Hey, knitters!

https://knithacker.com/2018/09/you-cant-resist-barry-the-puffin-an-amigurumi-you-can-knit/
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on October 08, 2020, 01:10:07 PM
An hour long Zoom presentation from Project Puffin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G_vmeClbUc&feature=emb_logo
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on October 13, 2020, 08:07:33 AM
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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on November 09, 2020, 01:59:44 PM
Project Puffin has some adorable Christmas Gifts (and will help support their mission as well)  :)

https://mailchi.mp/audubon/holidaywarmth?e=c1cced5120
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on November 30, 2020, 03:05:53 PM
20% off Project Puffin merchandise for cybermonday until 12/7.  :)

https://projectpuffin.3dcartstores.com/

(https://projectpuffin.3dcartstores.com/thumbnail.asp?file=assets/images/puffinwithtreeornamentside.jpg&maxx=108&maxy=108)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on December 03, 2020, 12:53:17 PM
Puffin beaks glow in the dark!  ;D

https://www.facebook.com/bbc/videos/707643039868120/
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on January 19, 2021, 08:20:44 PM
Project Puffin suggested Valentine gifts!  :D

https://projectpuffin.3dcartstores.com/
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on February 05, 2021, 05:01:37 PM
From the Seabird Institute!  ;D

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtT1uR4XIAEdg-P?format=jpg&name=900x900)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on February 07, 2021, 12:50:17 PM
 :D  Project Puffin's wrap-up of year 2020:

https://projectpuffin.audubon.org/news/our-2020-work-distanced-not-distracted
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on February 07, 2021, 12:59:24 PM
I am going to do it this year!  ;D

https://projectpuffin.audubon.org/get-involved/adopt-puffin
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on February 17, 2021, 09:18:49 PM
A different view!   ;D

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c7izOxpDtdI
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7WcrAPAJ5BI
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
Post by: PeepSpy on February 21, 2021, 08:07:28 PM
The Puffins of Skomer Island, UK.  :)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5cTRhbVu7Kg
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA 2019-20
Post by: PeepSpy on May 08, 2021, 04:10:58 PM
Flashback!   ;) ;D

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Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA 2019-20
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 15, 2021, 08:38:58 PM
Westmann Islands Saeheimar Aquarium Heimaey Island, Vestmannaeyjar


HI Beakers...I ran across this when looking for pics of Manny earlier  ;D The gifs were taken of patients at the Puffin Rescue there.  Cool stuff!


Patient Hafdís is a playful puffin
(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/UnhappyRedBaboon.webp)

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/FewHarmoniousGrouse.webp)

Patient name Bárður Mýrdal
(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/NeedyFlatHog.webp)
Bárður Mýrdal was oiled when he came here this summer from Vík í Mýrdal. Now he's been rinsed and is practicing his swimming for his release.

At Sæheimar you will find 3 exhibitions; the bird, mineral and the aquarium. At the museum you can see a variety of Icelandic birds including migratory and vagrant birds who stay permanently in Iceland and endure the dark and cold Icelandic winter. There is a good exhibition of various lava rocks and minerals.

At Sæheimar you can learn all about the most popular bird in Iceland - the puffin - and meet them live! There are approximately 8 million Puffins in Iceland.
Sæheimar is also a bird rescue center and birds that are found either injured or chicks without parents are brought to the museum.

One rescue story is "Tóti" the PuffinTóti was found abandoned in a puffin colony at 7 days old. He hatched 6 weeks later than the other pufflings. Toti was a tiny guy wandering around at the end of the puffin season when the older & much bigger pufflings in Iceland were about to leave their nest.   
Tóti would not have survived if he wasn't rescued. When Sæheimar rescued Tóti & fed him he was ready to fly however, he was so young & helpless when he was found it was too late to release him & winter was coming, so they decided on raising him at the museum.  ​Tóti adapted very well to the life of humans at this museum. Tóti passed away in 2018 at 7 years old.
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA 2019-20
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 19, 2021, 08:06:02 PM
what a beautiful sight! Thanks Peep!

(https://i.gyazo.com/1c1263c9f80ed6821cd19711933d96bf.gif)
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA 2019-20
Post by: PeepSpy on May 20, 2021, 07:22:18 AM
Lori, this is the old thread from last year. I started a new one for this year to include all seabirds on Seal Island.

https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2723.60
Title: Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA 2019-20
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 23, 2021, 02:29:42 PM
Lori, this is the old thread from last year. I started a new one for this year to include all seabirds on Seal Island.

https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2723.60

Thanks Peep, I saw that thread and I thought it was a different cam... cool!