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Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« on: March 05, 2021, 10:31:43 AM »

I am starting this thread in anticipation of the 2021 season with Project Puffin on Seal Island, Main. Project Puffin observes more than just Puffins! Some of the other popular seabirds seen on their cams include Razorbills, Guillemots, Arctic Terns, Common Terns, Common Murres, and Great Cormorants. :)

Followers are hoping for the addition of a Razorbill cam this year! And the return of our special Puffin pair, Willie and Millie. :)

A bit of Seal Island history: https://maineboats.com/print/issue-155/birds-seal-island
« Last Edit: March 05, 2021, 12:30:34 PM by PeepSpy »
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Re: Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2021, 02:35:35 PM »

very cool Peep!  8)
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Re: Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2021, 12:21:57 PM »

About Puffin chicks called Pufflings

https://projectpuffin.audubon.org/birds/puffin-chicks
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Re: Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2021, 12:42:25 PM »

Some more information about the beautiful Razorbill. Aptly named for the edge of its hooked beak is very sharp!  :)

https://www.beautyofbirds.com/razorbills.html
https://www.birdbaron.com/razorbill-lesser-auk-alca-torda/
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Re: Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2021, 12:48:57 PM »

Guillemot chicks leap before they can fly!

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170309141315.htm

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Re: Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2021, 12:59:27 PM »

Common Tern chick's are born spotted!

https://projectpuffin.audubon.org/birds/common-terns

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Re: Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2021, 12:16:43 PM »

Just a cute puffing picture while we wait!  ;D

« Last Edit: March 21, 2021, 03:03:01 PM by PeepSpy »
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Re: Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2021, 09:34:22 AM »

Beautiful HD Puffin prints to use for pc wallpaper, printing, etc. :
http://www.reportingday.com/nature/beautiful-atlantic-puffin-images-new-hd-pictures-photoshoots/
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Re: Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2021, 02:57:10 PM »

Flashback! Stella 2020 in her eggshell!  ;D

Puffin eggs are humongous!  :o
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Re: Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2021, 04:51:53 PM »

Seabird Institute - Project Puffin
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Exciting new #puffin research in the NE Atlantic by Project Puffin friends Drs. Annette Fayet and Gemma Clucas! Audubon/Oregon State grad student Will Kennerley is looking into similar questions at puffin islands in Maine over the next couple of years!

https://twitter.com/AnnetteFayet/status/1373941744224632834
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Re: Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2021, 04:58:30 PM »

Project Puffin uses decoys to attract colonies of seabirds. The company  that makes them is Mad River Decoys. Read about them here:
https://projectpuffin.audubon.org/decoys/mad-river-decoys-audubon
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Re: Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2021, 11:06:12 AM »

As we continue waiting for Puffin breeding 2021 at Seal Island, this is a good documentary about the Puffin colony in Newfoundland!  :D
45 minutes

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mpRXR8PyZW8#menu
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