Wednesday, April 26, 2006

A Puffin

Last year Linn and I went on a trip to the Isle of May to see the puffin breeding colony. The island is famous as a sanctuary for many wild birds- some of them endangered. We got there on a very small boat through a very violent sea and there was a general feeling of nausea throughout. The island itself was beautiful and even the sun decided to put in an appearance. The puffins were lovely little birds, looking extremely odd and ungainly in flight and having the most amazing colouring on their beaks. I hope that the current Bird Flu fears will not prevent others from visiting and seeing the good work being done by those responsible for protecting the island and its inhabitants.

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