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Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
« Reply #450 on: July 23, 2020, 04:54:55 PM »

Beach party this afternoon!  ;D

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Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
« Reply #451 on: July 24, 2020, 06:34:27 PM »

More bling and kisses for Stella today!  ;D





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Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
« Reply #452 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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Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
« Reply #453 on: July 25, 2020, 04:59:24 PM »

From Zpdooda!  :)
 
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Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
« Reply #454 on: July 26, 2020, 12:38:10 PM »

Stella "at home" pondering her journey to come!  :-*

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Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
« Reply #455 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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Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
« Reply #456 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
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Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
« Reply #457 on: July 28, 2020, 07:06:00 PM »

Millie, the fisherwoman!  :D

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Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
« Reply #458 on: July 28, 2020, 07:09:05 PM »

Gobble, gobble! Or should I say Oink, oink!  ;D

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Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
« Reply #459 on: July 28, 2020, 07:11:34 PM »

Stella is growing up way too quickly!  :-* Still has to lose the afro!  ;D





Both of these from Zpdooda.  :D
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Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
« Reply #460 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!"
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Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
« Reply #461 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."
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Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
« Reply #462 on: July 29, 2020, 10:39:29 AM »

Millie and Willie left the island together!

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Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
« Reply #463 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
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Re: Puffin Burrow at Seal Island, Maine, USA
« Reply #464 on: July 29, 2020, 08:10:48 PM »

This is the last sighting of Stella in the burrow!  :-*




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