You don’t get puffins everywhere, but you do get them (in their thousands!) at the Farne Islands off the Northumberland Coast where there are few better places to see them up close.
The puffin is unmistakable; once seen, never forgotten. With its beautiful markings, strikingly coloured bill and almost comic gait it is a bird that has endeared itself to millions. Puffins are a red-listed bird species. This means there has been a severe decline in the population of puffins over the last 25 years. Over half of the UK population is based at just a handful of sites.