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Re: Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2021, 10:21:21 AM »

Coming in for a landing!  ;D

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Re: Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2021, 06:56:47 AM »

Good morning, Puffins!  :)

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Re: Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« Reply #62 on: May 23, 2021, 02:31:37 PM »

what a beautiful sight! Thanks Peep!

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Re: Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« Reply #63 on: May 23, 2021, 02:32:59 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




Patient name Bárður Mýrdal

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.
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Re: Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« Reply #64 on: May 23, 2021, 02:38:11 PM »

Audubon Puffin Burrow

Photobomb  :D


"Tight squeeze"


"Yea, I'm cute and I know it"

Puffin got into a tif with another Puffin that came to say hi before this gif. It's all cool... ;)

Not sure who is in these pics, forgot how to tell Willi & Milli apart.  :-[
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Re: Seabirds of Seal Island, Maine 2021 -- with Project Puffin
« Reply #65 on: June 07, 2021, 10:31:25 AM »

Tern pair was spotted picking bugs off each other.  :)

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« Reply #66 on: June 07, 2021, 10:33:48 AM »

Trying to get a block of time to post sequential pics of Willie and Millie, and Razorbills! Our Puffin pair are incubating this year's egg that is assumed to be a male.  :D
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