Monday, July 17, 2006

Puffin Palace

Yes, we went to the island of Staffa and saw puffins -- dozens and dozens of them, landing practically at our feet. And on the way out, in the fog and clouds and mist: skuas, shearwaters, guillemots, kittiwakes and razorbills -- all life birds for me!

7 comments:

pPB said...

cool!

Virginia said...

Puffins! How wonderful!
I have never seen puffins in the wild.

Peace, Virginia

Judith said...

Okay, call me dumb but what is a puffin? ::googling it now::
J~

Lisa :-] said...

We have puffins that nest on the rocks here just off the beaches. They are neat little clown-faced birds!

There is nothing like bird-watching on a new beach.

Paul said...

I hope that Paris with the husband was at least as thrilling as padding the life list ;-)

Kathryn said...

I can't wait to see pictures!

LightYears2Venus said...

I can picture a puffin, but all those others...? Looking forward to the pictures! Seeing different birdlife while traveling is always one of my joys, too. On a recent trip to the Gulf saw a flamingo, cormorants, laughing gulls, white & blue herons, & of course pelicans--nothing exotic or sensational, but still exciting. *debbi*