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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Puffin

Hebrides bird sightings - Puffin

Puffin

(Atlantic Puffin)

Fratercula artica

Gaelic: Fachach, Budhaig

Photography © Kim Park
Shiant Islands - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
24th June, 2006

 

Our Puffin photographs

Storm Petrel
Puffin
Puffin with Razorbill
Puffinery
Puffin
includes in flight
Puffins
with Razorbill
Puffinery
(Puffin burrows)

 

  • Puffin
  • Fratercula artica
  • Gaelic: Fachach, Budhaig
  • WI: Abundant migrant breeder (10,000+ breeding pairs)
    The colonies on the Shiant Islands and St Kilda are the largest in the UK.

 

According to the Birds Brittanica the allcomers record for one puffin's beakfull of fish is 62 fish!

Puffins bring up baby pufflings in puffinries - underground burrows.

The collective name for auks is a raft, colony, flock of auks.

 

 

Puffin records in the Western Isles

Abundant migrant breeder (10,000+ breeding pairs)
The colonies on the Shiant Islands and St Kilda are the largest in the UK.
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)


On the chart below the darker the shade of blue the more abundant the bird is during a month or the more likely you are to see it.

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

Visit Kim's web site of her photography of the Western Isles
www.bigbigskies.co.uk

Other local bird photographs

Sources of information for the bird sightings section


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