Puffins on a ledge

PUFFIN WEBCAM AT BURHOU ISLAND

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  • Location: Burhou Island, Alderney, UK
  • Source: www.visitalderney.com
  • Info: The Live webcam for Puffins is situated 2 miles offshore, it is also very exposed to the elements and the wildlife around it.

    The main webcam is perfect for getting an overview of the main puffin colony area, with views of lots of the burrows. Look out for flying mud as the puffins re-dig and shape burrows, and later, puffins bringing back material like weed and grass to line their nest. Later in the season, from the end of May, the puffins will be bringing back fish for the pufflings inside. You might even be lucky enough to see a puffling leave the burrow for the first and final time at night in July! They head straight out to sea and won't return to land until they themselves are ready to breed from about 5 years of age.

    Gulls often hover by the burrows, waiting for the puffins to bring back fish which they will try and steal - known as kleptoparasitism. Rabbits also often appear in the camera as they share the burrow area with the puffins, sometimes even leading to a stand off! Neither will be harmed and peace soon returns to Burhou.