Monday, 25 June 2012

Cheering up bird - 25: The Atlantic Puffin

Puffins, (c) Dr J. Meade, all rights reserved

Welcome (back) to Weirdbeautiful. Happy Monday.

Cheering up bird today is the Puffin: or- more accurately, the Atlantic Puffin, Fratercula arctica: a ridiculous little creature, if ever I saw one. Sometimes called the "penguin of the northern hemisphere", puffins are in fact a small species of Auk. The picture above is by the research zoologist Dr Jessica Meade and used here with permission- thank you, Jess.

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