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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

P is for Puffin Perusing 'Project Puffin' Poster

Pretty painting of puffins posted on wall in Sea World Orlando.

Sea World naturalist holds a young puffin as he explains Project Puffin to this little girl and other tourists.

Puffin peruses Project Puffin poster.

Puffin pecking Project Puffin poster to point out picture where he poses with one of his  parents.


Although I know there are puffins in the oceans on both sides of Canada, this little fellow at Sea World in Orlando, Florida, is the only puffin I've been privileged to see personally. Here, he is peeking over his shoulder at the naturalist, while the tourists are peering at him.
Participating in Project Puffin is a pretty big job for a young puffin like him.



Photos by Kay Davies

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38 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour sweet Kay,
This is a place that I would enjoy visiting so much, I'm always enchanted by those little cute critters.Your pictures are fabulous and that little girl looks very interesting about the "lesson", it's so interesting indeed!
BTW love the mural! ;)
Hugs
Léia

aka Penelope said...

I like the look of your new blog a lot, Kay! The puffin you met in person is beyond cute and hopefully not too shy to deal with all the onlookers.

Leslie: said...

This is phascinating, Kay! I've never had the privilege of personally meeting a puffin, but lucky you! Love the poster, too!

Mara said...

They say there are puffins in Ireland, but I never saw one. I would love to see one one day, even if it's only in a zoo...

Gramma Ann said...

I've never met a Puffin Personally, but, he looks almost like a stuffed Puffin. Very cute post for P day.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Puffins are so unusual and marvellous to look at. I have never been lucky enough to see one.

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific post for the P Day! I've never met a Puffin Personally either, but how cute he is! Always learn something new when I visit your blog, Kay, and that's always the best! Have a great day! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Mr Puddy said...

Puffin are cute !

Paula Scott said...

Whew! That is a pretty good tongue twister you got in there with the Puffin pecking!
A very entertaining and informative post!

Carver said...

I am pretty positive that I've never seen a puffin. Great post for P.

EG Wow said...

I've never seen a puffin in real life. I would love to though. :)

photowannabe said...

I would love to see Puffins in their natural habitat. They look like a cartoon. How nice to have a Puffin Project.

indicaspecies said...

A very good post that I enjoyed perusing, and I hope the project will be a great success.

Roger Owen Green said...

I don't think I've ever actually SEEN a puffin, only PICTURES of PUFFINS.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

OK ummmm....this post really appeals to me more than the one below. (Those snow pictures are absolutely heavenly and pure, but they make me cold even to look at.)

There are puffins sometimes on the Oregon Coast (they tell us) but we've never been able to get a glimpse of them, except at the Oregon Aquarium.

onangelwings said...

I have always found the Puffin very interesting.
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The Chair Speaks said...

Haven't seen a real puffin yet. They are cute!

Thanks Kay, for your suggestion.
Wish I could get someone to go with me but I live alone with the cats. Out of the 2 nieces and 2 nephews I have, 3 reside in Canada. One reside here but she travels overseas a lot for work.
Thanks again Kay for your concern. I will be careful.

Wanda said...

What a darling Puffin....This was so interesting!

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, what fun - the puffins are so cute!

Rajesh said...

This is a beautiful bird. Never seen it before.

Ebie said...

Hi Kay, I have never seen a real puffin, but these photos are so cute. Its been a long time since I've been to Orlando, maybe its time to revisit!

Francisca said...

Oh how darling to meet a puffin in person! Perfect for P day, Kaye!

MorningAJ said...

I've seen puffins in the wild but I have never been that close to one. You lucky thing!

Kay said...

You are so much more creative and adventurous with your blog, Kay! I am inspired by you. Gorgeous photos!

Gattina said...

How cute ! I have been to Sea World in Orlanda long time ago, but I don't remember this little bird !

Sara Katt said...

Puffins are really pretty. I would love to see those in real life (but I don't think anyone will let me. I know I am a bird predator). They are so cute.

My Mommie/Mummy has seen Puffins real close. She worked for a time on Iceland and got to visit this island where there were lots and lots of them. (They even sold them in the grocery store. I mean you could buy them and eat them. But Mommie/Mummy never did.)

Very nice post!
Excellent P-word!
Purrs,
Sara Cat
Sara Cat's abcWED-round-7-P

Gill - That British Woman said...

those are cute little birdies. I thought they were a little bigger for some reason?

Thanks for the info.

Gill in Southern Ontario

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Gill -- this is a young puffin, that's why he is only a handful for the naturalist. He will grow, although I don't really know how big they get.

Martha said...

Funny little bird.

Leslie said...

I LOVE puffins, but have never seen one in real life. (Can you believe I'm just an hour away from Orlando?) I haven't been to Sea World in years, but this makes me want to go!

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Leslie -- I got the "behind the scenes" ticket (I'm not sure that's exactly what it's called), so I got to meet a penguin, too. I'd do anything to see penguins.
-- K

jabblog said...

A Perfect Post, Kay. Puffins are such adorable birds to my eyes though I've never seen one in the wild.
You know, you always write such lovely, thoughtful comments on my posts and I really do appreciate them - thank you :-)

Dave said...

they are beautiful and amazing creatures, and of course you are right, the King's Bath is in the City of Bath.

Joy said...

I've only seen them in pictures, but maybe one day I will be lucky and see them on the cliffs.

Pagan Sphinx said...

The Puffin is such a neat bird! Saw lots way up in Northern Maine on a family vacation many years ago.

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Beverley Baird said...

I've never seen one up close! Great shots of the little guy!

Maple Leaf Mommy said...

Too cute. How great that you were able to capture it on film.

Cheryl said...

When we traveled to Nova Scotia, we took a boating tour that circled Bird Island. Got lots of great shots of puffins but have never seen one this close.