Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Fish eaters

Two days ago, the subject was about puffins going out from the break of dawn to the last light of day to catch fish and feed their unique offspring.  For an alcidae (same bird family as the penguin and all the Antarctica penguins), the puffin offspring develops itself very fast.  Thanks to the rich northern waters such as the St-Lawrence River at this time of the year.  The hatching period and the first days following the offspring birth coincides with the spawning period of the cods and the sand-eels along the shoreline.  For the puffins, to be back with a beak full of fish is a matter of one dive.  If the school of fish is close to the cliff, it’s only a matter of a few minutes. Have a good day. Louis