puffin chick

Originally uploaded by >*Jan*<

What an adorable picture! Doesn’t the mama or papa look like they are ready to pounce on the photographer? Protective parent! This little puffling is loved.

Here is what the caption reads:

This rather punky looking bird is a baby puffin. They are rarely seen as they live in the burrow and then shortly before flying out to sea they can be seen flapping furiously, stretching their wings before the first testing flight off the cliff.
I was so pleased to see this