Puffins on Skomer Island

Puffins on Skomer Island

I have always loved puffins but never seen them in the wild until I visited Skomer Island, just off the coast of Pembrokeshire.

Mr & Mrs Puffin on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire… by Kadi Berry Photography, Wales
Puffin peeking out from the flowers on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire… by Kadi Berry Photography, Wales

I was lucky enough to go at the start of July when the adults were in full baby-feeding mode, which meant that they were buzzing between the water and their burrows constantly.

When airborne, puffins sound a bit like mini helicopters and move super-quickly, landing is not so graceful though. While you are on the water approaching the island, it’s like being in a documentary, puffins are everywhere going in all directions.

Visitor numbers to Skomer Island are limited to 250 per day as this is a world significant breeding area for puffins.

Puffin flying on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire… by Kadi Berry Photography, Wales
Puffin with sand eels on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire… by Kadi Berry Photography, Wales
Puffin with sand eels walking on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire… by Kadi Berry Photography, Wales
Puffin waving on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire… by Kadi Berry Photography, Wales
Puffin wings raised on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire… by Kadi Berry Photography, Wales
Puffin flying with blue sky background on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire… by Kadi Berry Photography, Wales
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