2012/08/21

Lunnefågel - Fratercula arctica - Atlantic Puffin

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Lunnefågel - Fratercula arctica - Atlantic Puffin
NF Photo 120626 at Staple Island, Farne Islandss, Scotland
A new species from my Scotland trip. They were so much fun to watch and study. Did not see any young, they were still in the nests in the ground.
Om Lunnefågel på wiki
About Atlantic Puffin on wiki

This is interesting, quote from wiki:
 "When hunting, Puffins may collect several small fish, such as herring, sprats and sand eels, zooplankton, crustaceans and mollusks. The tongue is used to hold the fish against spines in the palate, leaving the bill free to open to catch more fish. The fish, which may number up to twelve, are held in the bill with the heads facing in alternate directions."

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29 comments:

  1. Så fina bilder på denna lite annorlunda fågeln. Skulle vara kul att få se den. Så den håller fisken i sidan av näbben då?
    /Pia

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  2. Beautiful photographs, fantastic birds, I like to admire such views. I am greeting

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  3. Oh det måste ha varit underbart att se de söta fåglarna!! Toppenbilder!

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  4. Great photos and such interesting looking birds. The fish in the mouth are amazing.

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  5. They're beautiful and so impressive. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. Fantastiske bilder av den flotte fuglen.
    Har aldri sett den i virkeligheten.

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  7. Great pictures, I love seeing the Puffins at South Stack on Anglesey. From Findlay

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  8. What a gorgeous little character! So love the last photo with all those little fish in his mouth! The puffin looks as if he is sporting long whiskers!

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  9. They are the coolest looking birds, Great sighting and photos. Congrats!

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  10. Cute, but unusual-looking birds!

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  11. great looking birds! thanks for sharing the trivia about this bird--amazing!

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  12. I love these birds, they are so sweet and there are not many colonies left now because there diet ( Sand Eels) are in short supply. Thanks for sharing:)

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  13. Hej!
    Ja vilka underbara bilder på denna fina fågel som vi är jätte många som trånar efter. En vacker dag skall jag åka "hem" till dem...
    Dina bilder är helt super och jag förstår att det var en mäktig känsla när de flög in från havet med fisk.
    Ha en fin dag!
    /Ingemar

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  14. Puffins, just have to love them and I always so enjoy shares of these great entertainers. These are delightful images~

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  15. Aren't they just the cutest looking birds??? I love these photos.

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  16. I so love the images. The name of the bird speaks of itself it is really puffin! ^_^ Thanks in joining Water World Wednesday

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  17. so cute...I've never seen one before...great shots...

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  18. Outstanding shots!! I love the puffin, especially when they have a mouth full of fish.

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  19. Fina bilder på de härliga lunnefåglarna!

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  20. Tilslutter mig ovenstående kor: Det er så flotte fotos, du har taget :-D

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  21. Puffins, and penguins, always make me smile wide! superb photos, espec. the last with that mouthful of fish!

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  22. Puffins, and penguins, always make me smile wide! superb photos, espec. the last with that mouthful of fish!

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  23. lovely photos.. Mr Puffin is really showing off for you..:)

    Late Visit from Water World Wednesday… One Sunny & Windy Afternoon

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  24. Great photos! You should submit it on my new photo meme, Orange You Glad It's Friday, featuring photography with a little or a lot of orange! It can be found on my blog every Friday. Hope to see you there!

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  25. Beautiful pictures ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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