Wanted: puf­farazzi

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The rspb is call­ing for pic­tures of puffins car­ry­ing fish in their bills from the pub­lic—or ‘puf­farazzi’. this plea has been prompted by the re­cent de­cline in puf­fin num­bers and the need for more in­for­ma­tion on what puffins feed their chicks as part of a wider con­ser­va­tion project.

all you have to do is visit a uk puf­fin colony in June or July, iden­tify a mother or father puf­fin, take a pic­ture of the bird hold­ing a fish, note down the date and time and then sub­mit it to the rspb web­site.

It’s been pre­dicted that puf­fin num­bers will de­cline as much as 50% to 70% by 2065, so why not head off to Bemp­ton Cliffs, the Farne Is­lands or the Isle of may with your cam­era at the ready to help? Lucy Pear­son

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