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Save our pufflings, urges East Lothian seabird centre

An Isle of May puffling (Pic: Greg Macvean)

An Isle of May puffling (Pic: Greg Macvean)

East Lothian residents are being urged to be alert for vulnerable winged visitors who have strayed far from their island nests.

The Scottish Seabird Centre at North Berwick wants local people to be on the lookout for young puffins – known as pufflings – which have come ashore and may be hiding under cars or in gardens.

Over the next few weeks, puffins will leave their burrows on the islands of Craigleith, Fidra and the Isle of May National Nature Reserve and head out to sea until they return to breed next spring.

However, after leaving their burrows on the island of Craigleith, just offshore from North Berwick, some pufflings may become disorientated by lights from the mainland.

For full story, see this week’s East Lothian News.

 

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