Have you ever spotted one of these colourful birds? Puffin in 10 languages with another multilingual flashcard.
I love that they are auks of the Fratercula genus – with the name Fratercula, meaning ‘little brother’ coming from the fact that their plumage looks a little like monastic robes.
Puffins nest in a number of sea colonies off the coast of Ireland and my father and I have made several trips hoping to spot them close-up. The first year we visited we were too late as they had just left. The next year we went a little earlier and managed to see a few arriving, but just missed the main arrival of the burrow/colony! Better luck next year perhaps! We did manage to see lots of other seabirds so still had an interesting trip.