A PUFFIN plays a beaky blinder by stuffing its mouth full of sand eels.
The bird was unlikely to go hungry after it was seen carrying half a dozen fish, freshly caught in the North Sea.
A puffin was seen stuffing its mouth with half a dozen sand eels caught in the North Sea[/caption]
The stunning bird was snapped as it was carrying freshly caught fish before returning to the mainland[/caption]
It then flew back to the breeding colonies at Dunnet Head, mainland Britain’s most northerly point, to feed its young.
Ian Herd, 49, from Alness, Ross and Cromarty, said he had to peer over the cliffs to get these pictures.
He added: “Adult puffins will make regular trips out to sea.
“They return with their beaks full of sand eels which are energy-rich, which they then feed to the pufflings.
The bird flew back to Dunnet Head, mainland Britain’s most northerly point, to feed its young[/caption]
Ian Herd, 49, said he had to peer over the cliffs to get these pictures[/caption]
Ian added: ‘Adult puffins will make regular trips out to sea’[/caption]
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“They then literally dive into the burrow and feed the pufflings.
“Puffins are absolutely stunning birds.”
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