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Puffin with a Twig

By dark_lord  
A puffin (Fratercula arctica) in Crab Bay on Skokholm island, Pembrokeshire.
I was sitting down on the edge of the slope when one puffin with a small twig came towards me, paused briefly then proceeded to walk between my feet and and underneath my legs before going off towards its burrow. Too close for my lens to focus!
That was the highlight of the week for me.

Thank you for all your comments and votes on Get Back To Work, and thanks to Jeff (cats_123) for his UA.

walt asked about cleaning windows, and the answer is yes, so I'll upload one of those sometime

Tags: Wales Spring Puffin Marine Bird Island Skokholm Pembrokeshire Seabird Auk Fratercula arctica Wildlife and nature

Voters: FrancisChiles, mrswoolybill, AlanPerkins and 45 more

Comments


Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2019 9:46PM
He is so beautiful
two great shots of one of my favourite birds

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16 Apr 2019 10:11PM
An excellent shot Keith. And what an honour to be so close to nature. Pam
16 Apr 2019 10:40PM
Top class photo
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
16 Apr 2019 10:56PM
A new friend for you--a moment with nature to savor!
mac Plus
18 5 Scotland
16 Apr 2019 11:34PM
He maybe thought it was a sand eel? Great close-up of my favourite bird.
Ian
16 Apr 2019 11:50PM
Super captures Kieth, excellent detail.
DaveN
17 Apr 2019 3:42AM
Wonderful close up & personal experience Keith , two top shots !
Ian
first rate study GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
17 Apr 2019 9:24AM
both excellent
Excellent images
saltireblue Plus
9 10.2k 50 Norway
17 Apr 2019 6:20PM
Love the heads-on view, Keith!
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2106 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2019 10:43PM
A lovely profile portrait in the lead image, Keith, and he really looks as if he's posing for you in the version.
23 Apr 2019 8:56PM
Beautiful shot!

Arne Smile
Aw beautiful portrait of this perfect puffin.

Deb. 😊

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