Saturday, September 21, 2013

Puffins Galore

Here is a minute long video of the massive puffin colony on Garbh Eilean of the Shiants. The video quality is bad as it was taken using my cheapo point and shoot. But it still gives you an idea of what it's like to be among thousands of Puffins. The date was August 12, shortly before the puffins left for the season.

Of all the anchorages in the Western Isles, the sheltered bay in the middle of the Shiants, which you can see in the video, is my favourite. Standing on the deck of a boat in the twilight of a summer evening, looking up to a sky filled with tens of thousands of puffins flying back and forth between the sea and their island burrows, is something you'll never forget. 

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