From the Project Puffin Live puffin cams, here is a screenshot from this evening. The mama is with the puffling. The little puffling is getting so big. When he faces the camera, his tummy fur is white! So cute! Really, you should check it out if you have time. You can watch it here.
The Audubon now has two live Puffin Cams on Explore.org!! (Watch Puffin Burrow Cam here and Puffin Loafing Ledge Cam here) “The National Audubon Society and explore.org teamed up to stream video from Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge to anyone with an Internet connection. Located about 20 miles offshore, the island has the largest puffin colony in the U.S.”1
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Shetland.org has set up a live Puffin web cam and they are currently waiting for some pufflings to hatch! They are thought to be hatching between June 10th and June 15th! This means we can actually WATCH a puffling being hatched LIVE! How fantastic would that be!? A miracle for certain. And it is not like these little sea clowns won’t amuse us in the meanwhile, right?
OH! I found another puffin cam…this one has its own website and forums to have discussions… you should check it out!
According to their website:
Puffin Cam is broadcasting live pictures from the small island of Burhou.
Burhou Island is 1.5 km off the coast of the channel island of Alderney. Burhou is a paradise for seabirds as there are no rats or cats and very little human disturbance on the island.
Puffin Cam is a way to observe these beautiful birds, in their natural habitat, as they go about their daily lives.
Watch out for Puffins leaving and entering their burrows, rafting in groups just off shore and, later in the season, bringing fish home for their growing chicks.
This project is in collaboration with The Wildlife Trusts and Alderney Wildlife Trust and has been made possible with support from Airtel-Vodafone, The States of Alderney, South East Grid for Learning (SEGfL) and Sesys
Click HERE to see their website (or click on the picture above!)