Horned Puffins.

PuffinsPuffins have always seemed such a comical bird.  I suppose just their coloring and crazy beak, plus their little round eye that seems to be bisected by two black lines is a good start.  They also have these colorful flappy feet sticking out of their rotund bellies that make them waddle-walk.  Out at sea, they run on top of the water, flapping their wings furiously for what seems like eons, trying to get their unsvelt bodies up off the water and into the air.  And somehow they manage to catch little fish and get them all lined up without dropping them, and walk and fly with them hanging out of their beaks.  We laugh at them a lot.  They are cute and funny.  I have to say, though, that I had to laugh at myself when I was going through my shots of trying to capture juvenilles flying to and from the cliffs, practicing flight and strengthening themselves for their time at sea and finding out that only two out of the twelve pictures I shot had birds in them at all.  Haha.  Crazy fast when you don’t want them to be.