When you’ve swooped 300 feet into the cold and murky depths of
the Atlantic for your dinner, you don’t give it up without a
Even when you’re a tiny puffin and the thieves outnumbering you
are three fiercesome black-headed gulls.
This plucky puffin, smaller than a pigeon, braved an ambush by
his hungry enemies to carry a beak full of tasty sand eels back to
It is a scene which takes place every year on the Farne Islands
off the Northumberland coast.