John White
on July 22, 2019 224 views

The Audubon Puffin Loafing Ledge live webcam overlooks the "loafing ledge" on Seal Island, 21 miles off the coast of Maine (see map below). The loafing ledge is a prime spot for puffins to congregate, with plenty of "exit routes" in every direction in case a hawk or gull attacks.

Some interesting facts about puffins:

  1. There are three species of puffin, the Atlantic puffin, Tufted puffin and Horned puffin.
  2. Puffins only sport their brightly coloured beak during the summer breeding season. In winter their beaks turn a dull gey colour.
  3. Puffins are know as fab flyers with their wings flapping at up to 400 beats per minute.
  4. Puffins only weigh between 500g and 800g

 

More info on the camera here: https://explore.org/livecams/puffins/puffin-loafing-ledge-cam

 

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