Those of you who visit my blog will already know that I have a soft spot for puffins!
The Guardian reported a first UK sighting on 16 September 2009 in Kent of a TUFTED PUFFIN (described on the Newstin site as a 'punk puffin'), a species usually associated with the Pacific. You can read about the puffin here. There is also a photograph of this delightful bird.
There are more records and photographs of the sighting on the Birdguides site (see here also).