Scientific name: Fratercula  These puffins were photographed on the Northumbrian coast. The puffin is unmistakable, once seen, never forgotten. They breed in large colonies in this area and feed primarily by diving in the water. Because of their colourful and comical appearance they have nicknames such as “sea parrots” or “clowns of the sea” Puffins live longer than you might think, many in excess of twenty years. They are very clumsy on land but underwater they gain amazing agility, steering with their feel and their wings become flippers.  Fascinating Fact: Baby puffins are called “Pufflings” and Puffins only lay one egg a year. Puffins also have only one partner for life
Scientific name: Fratercula 
This puffin was photographed in Northumbria. The puffin is unmistakable, once seen, never forgotten. 
They breed in large colonies in this area and feed primarily by diving in the water. 
Because of their colourful and comical appearance they have nicknames such as “sea parrots” or “clowns of the sea” 
Puffins live longer than you might think, many in excess of twenty years. They are very clumsy on land but underwater they gain amazing agility, steering with their feet whilst their wings become flippers. 
 
Fascinating Fact: Baby puffins are called “Pufflings” and Puffins only lay one egg a year. Puffins also have only one partner for life. 
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