We've just had a call from our team up at Sumburgh Head with some exciting news. They've spotted a crack in the puffin egg! We need your help to watch out for the first glimpse of the puffling so keep your eyes glued to puffincam and let us know if you see anything exciting.
Is anyone else watching the progress of this chick - I keep checking for posts - notice that there are no facilities for posting pics on this site?
camera back on yesterday - keep checking on chick - looking like a black&white fluffy puffball - getting large quickly - advantage of only one at a time I suppose!! Any other observers out there?????
I was until it went out short while ago - will try again in morning - still have much to learn about puffin behaviour!!
The adults take turns about brooding the chick and going out to find fish. The chick seems to be getting fed regularly, glad you are enjoying the camera!
I realise that the camera is intermittent on puffin but I've not seen her with any food - does she get fed regularly?? Seen a lot of the chick throughout the day - is there anyone else out there watching???????
chick in full view again - looking bigger & fluffier already!
Just saw a glimpse of chick again while mother was fidgeting about - has she got a mate bringing her food?
Saw the puffin chick late last night - really good view - never seen one before - all dark & fluffy