Today was Ingrid’s last day of vacation before she returns to pandemic hybrid teaching . . . so we spent the day birding . . . I’m sure she wishes we could bird for another week.
We saw amazing birds . . . dozens of incredible birds . . . but nothing we didn’t expect to see when suddenly we spotted a spotted an Atlantic Puffin a couple hundred yards out at sea.
We see Puffins every summer when we take boats out to Maine’s offshore islands where Puffins nest . . . but by fall these birds have dispersed across the Atlantic. Seeing an Atlantic Puffin from land in February is amazing.