The puffin picture post

Graham had been getting quite concerned lately that I hadn’t yet taken any puffin photos this summer, and so on Saturday we went down to Sumburgh to find some.

Rather than heading direct to the lighthouse, where most people go and where the puffins can easily be found and seen just a few feet away, we first drove up to Compass Head for a picnic, and then walked out along the cliff edge from there. It was a chilly, grey day, but we still saw plenty of puffins as well as gannets, skuas, guillemots, razorbills, fulmars and wheatears – not to mention a family of wrens, raised among the building works at the lighthouse.

So, to prove that Graham’s mission wasn’t in vain, here’s a few of my favourite puffin (and wren) pictures from the day…


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