Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Iceland Bird Colonies

The first and third photos are ATLANTIC PUFFINS. As we approached the Puffins, everyone crowded the viewing area. I took these photos by extending my arms as high as they would go and holding the camera toward the viewing area, hoping there would be a Puffin in the photo. With 4 million in the area, I thought the chances were good that I would find one. The link above will take you to more Puffin photos.

To view a video about ICELANDIC PUFFINS, click here.

 
When baby Puffins leave their nests for the first time, they will often head towards the lights of the nearest town. The local children rescue the puffins and help them find their way back to sea. I enjoy this video of the Wrong Way Puffins.

 

 
Click on the photo for a closer view.

 
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To see a more comprehensive view of Icelandic birds, please click this link.

4 comments:

Caroline said...

They just dont look real these puffins!

magda said...

Hi Margaret,
Your blog and your photos are very nice !!
You are allready in my favorites blogs.
Best regards
Magda

Eyrarbakki Times said...

Like :)
http://www1.nams.is/fuglar/ =all Icelanders birds.

JM said...

Puffins are so cute! Lovely bird shots. Also like the amazing rock formations in the previous post.