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Puffins 1

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 4 July 2019 in Animal & Insect.

we take a boat trip to the wildlife reserve of Skomer to see the Puffins. Skomer is also the home of the largest colony of Manx Shearwaters in the world. However as they are nocturnal we don't see any apart from the remains of some who made the mistake of being out when there was enough light for them to be ambushed by Black Backed Gulls. These amazing little birds (the Shearwaters) come to nest in the burrows here, that were created when the island was a rabbit farm, and then migrate across the Atlantic to South America. Although we didn't see them we could hear them tweeting underground.
The Black Backed Gulls also hang out round the Puffin burrows in the day time waiting for the Puffins to come in with a beak full of sand-eels and attack them and steal the fish.
I come to the conclusion that I don't like gulls very much