Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 70: Celebrity sighting

If there is a celebrity on the island, it's this bird. The Tufted Puffin is perhaps the one bird that everyone knows and wants to see when they visit. Is it the bright orange bill? The white face? The blond plumes? Whatever the attraction, this bird is attention grabbing. The Farallones are the southern limit of the breeding range for this species, with 100 - 200 nesting birds each year. We've had a few extremely calm days out here so we took the boat out yesterday for some buoy maintenance and to have a look around the island. I got this shot while we were out.

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