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