Thursday, 29 May 2008

Frets off Flamborough

I fulfilled a long ambition to see puffins in their natural habitat. Britain was basking in a heatwave, but it was a cool 12 degrees centigrade on Bempton Cliffs. We were shrouded in mist; but were told that thanks to what seemed adverse weather conditions, the puffins - well, a few at any rate - had been driven off the sea. Their amber feet were amazing!

1 comment:

Mistlethrush said...

Charming photo, Caroline.
We went to see puffins off Coquet Island a couple of years ago. I was amazed how fast they flew - like low-flying barrels!