Monday 6th February comments: Not long now. Over recent days we’ve had reports of a small number of Puffins returning to several Puffin colonies in the North Sea including several in ‘May’ waters.
These early pioneers are just returning to the area having spent the winter further out in the North Sea with some as far out as the Atlantic. However these early arrivals won’t set foot on the island until late March but in the meantime will stay locally, feeding and getting on with life as normal.
However from late March we’ll expect them ashore and then the season will really begin, with pair bonding and spring cleaning of burrows. So don’t miss the chance to see them return as the Island opens its doors from 1st April; its Easter break so why not book a visit?