Welsh Marine Life - Atlantic Puffin

Hello, for today's article, we wanted to turn our attention to the loving and affectionate 'sea parrot' friends commonly known as Atlantic Puffins who you might be lucky to spot while out Paddleboarding along the stunning Welsh coastline.

 

Here are a few fun facts on the Atlantic Puffin which you might like:

 

⭐️ Puffins belong to a family of birds called Alcidae.
⭐️ These birds spend most of their lives at sea, and only return to land to breed.
⭐️ Puffins hold a Parrot-like beak that changes colour from dull & grey in winter to a red and yellow rosette during spring time for mating season.

 

 

⭐️ Puffins nest in burrows to stay out of danger of predators such as Gulls.

⭐️ Are able to reach depths of up to 60 meters and due to their short wings can literally fly underwater to catch fish.
⭐️ Puffins typical diet consists of fish such as herring, hake, and sand eels.

 

 

Pretty fascinating birds huh?

Did you also know that Puffins can be spotted right across Wales in locations such as Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, or near Puffin Island, Anglesey.

What's more the best time to catch a glimpse would be between April-July each season, so do keep an eye out for red & yellow beaks while you SUP this time of year.

 

 
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