Sunday, August 8, 2021

Tufted Puffin

Our 29 July 2021 pelagic expedition listed a couple of Tufted Puffins. Photographing a puffin was one of my trip goals. Tufted Puffins in non-breeding plumage, like this one, can be told by their dark bodies. Tufted Puffins range across the North Pacific, from islands off California, though Alaska and the Aleutians, and south again to Japan, When not breeding, they disperse across deep water of the Pacific, where they consume invertebrates like squid, crustaceans, and fish.

1 comment:

  1. A very enjoyable blog sequence for me - if I never go on one this
    voyage will sure make up for it. Thanks for sharing all these photos and writings on Ocean birding. It was great!!