Puffins, live!

~ Edited on August 2 to remove screen shots. I am sad to report that the chick in the burrow did not survive. ~

I will get to the knitting. For now, I have to stick with the birds! What’s not to love about puffins. A friend just turned me on to these Audubon web cams: live images are on the Explore.org web site.

Live cam showing chick in puffin burrow

The chick was visible earlier today. I wanted to reach in and feel its downy softness.

Live cam showing puffins on cliff edge

Several years ago, I was lucky enough to sit with puffins on Papa Westry – part of the Orkney Islands off the northern coast of Scotland. What a treat! The chick will grow up quickly. Even in the burrow, birds aren’t alway present. I saw razorbills in addition to puffins on the cliff edge. Hope you get lucky!