Saturday, 19 September 2009

Beautiful Birds (14): Tufted Puffin - UK Sighting

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).

Exciting!

3 comments:

Michelle Johnson said...

that's exciting news, Coastcard. I'm sure you're anxious to find out more. here's hoping you get to see it in person- if it becomes possible. have a great day.

steven said...

hello caroline, i too love puffins - they're my favourite bird!! i was intrigued to see the reason why this fellow might have made it to the shores of england. this could mean a really intriguing change in the dna of birds generally if different types of them start to intermingle that have not really "met" before. thanks for this!! steven

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh that's exciting, they're such cute looking birds! I love puffins!