Live Puffin Cam

This is so cool.  A camera in a puffin burrow!  The egg has been laid and they expect it to hatch within the next week.  This camera is on Seal Island in Maine, I believe this is where they have been building artificial burrows and placing eggs from Newfoundland to help increase the population in Maine.  Apparently, puffins return to the same place they hatched from to nest when they become sexually mature.  Therefore, it was necessary to take eggs from nests here in Newfoundland and place them in these artificial burrows to hatch ensuring that those chicks would return  to seal island to nest.  Things should get really interesting once the chick hatches and the parents are feeding it!  Keep checking in!

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/livecam/puffin.html

 

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