Can see two adults in the burrow, but no sign of the peerie een!!
Hi Lunklet - 9.08 this morning............
but am watching nest closely as both adults are there and currently blocking puffling from view
They were very restless a little earlier, pulling the nesting material apart as if they were looking for something - still can't see the puffling unless he/she is right at the back, but not sure how far back the burrow goes.
Hi Lunklet - have just got back in & looked at puffincam and it surely looks a mess from when I looked earlier - have phoned North Scotland Office - no-one available at present so have left message on ansaphone asking someone to have a look - their cams may be better positioned - all I can do for now - I am so far away!
Further investigations to contact Helen Moncrieff revealed there has been an incident - don't know details - footage is being checked as is the nest and Helen will post later on blog
Hello Lunklet - just had my call returned from RSPB and they said the chick had died at around 12 noon today - no further details - sorry to be bearer of bad news - Helen Moncrieff will update blog any time now
don't know if you read the blog doggie but it seems as if other puffins may have attacked it - apparently people all over the world were watching and RSPB are piecing it all together so more will be revealed later. Yes - very sad - I watched it from when it was an egg and I was a real newbie!!!
basically 'cos I don't know how to do it!! as per usual
I've just joined the RSPB in honour of that tiny little flame of puffin life that was snuffed out today. I haven't stopped crying yet. The poor parents.
So sorry for your loss. If you are interested, there is another puffin cam from Seal Island, Maine: explore.org I have been watching 'Petey' the puffling for some time now, and can't imagine if anything would happen to him. Again, so sorry for your loss of the wee one.
Must be particularly 'thick' tonight doggie - just can't see an address that I can highlight - where - who - how ??
BLOG: At the top of this Forum, there is a Blog tab in between Home and Forum and the first entry explains what happened, or you can click here: www.rspb.org.uk/.../sad-day-at-sumburgh-head-and-puffincam.aspx
What reply box - where??
Thanks deballen. I've been watching that puffling too - (I'll call him Petey too - so far I've known him as the audubon pompom!) he's a bit younger than peerie - but looking very well cared for. I've also been watching the Maine ospreys who've had a very hot time of it bless them. Thanks again....