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Bringing in the catch

By rgg
Atlantic Puffin with fish for a young chick at Machias seal island in the lower Bay of Fundy
Maine. June 2018.
Spending the autumn and winter in the open ocean of the cold northern seas, the Atlantic puffin returns to coastal areas at the start of the breeding season in late spring. It nests in clifftop colonies, digging a burrow in which a single white egg is laid. The chick mostly feeds on whole fish and grows rapidly. After about six weeks it is fully fledged and makes its way at night to the sea. It swims away from the shore and does not return to land for several years.

Tags: Puffins Sea birds Atlantic puffin Wild birds Wildlife and nature Puffins in Maine

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4 Dec 2018 1:11AM
A nice catch Richard...yours and the puffins, and an interesting write up. Pam

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RSK 9 6 Canada
4 Dec 2018 5:23AM
I like the feel of its motion by the blur of its wing. well photographed.

Ron
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2018 6:26AM
Superb. Great timing, great image.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
Beautiful image Richard.
Geoff
SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2018 2:58PM
A superb catch by both of you.
4 Dec 2018 7:23PM
Beautiful capture.
richmowil Plus
10 380 2 England
4 Dec 2018 10:43PM
Very nice capture of this colourful character of the sea. So well presented too!
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 8:44PM
Beautifully done! A good catch...
Isabel GrinGrin

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