Those who follow my blogs will know that the Puffin is probably my favourite bird, though I have been greatly enjoying the Little Penguins on the television programme, Penguin Island, narrated by Rolf Harris.
I recently blogged about humans eating Puffins on the Shiant Islands, but the RSPB has issued a report about adult Puffins attacking a young one at Sumburgh Head on Shetland. It may be that the chick-less, would-be parents are venting their frustration on the Puffling. You can read more about the story here. Thankfully, despite the attcks by 'ASBO Puffin', the youngster was strong enough to fledge on 11 August 2010.
- BBC Scotland - photo gallery for August, including dolphins at Chanonry Point and an Osprey.