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Our Stories and Poems about Puffins

August21

post written by Mrs. Renzulli and class 2012

The Puffins Are Here  

Here come the stranded puffins. Soon they landed. We nestled  the puffins. The adult puffins ventured for food. Some made burrows. Some ate fish. Some found  uninhabited homes. Then they instinctively leave their island to go back to the sea.

By Callie

 

Rudy’s Poem

                                       The Puffling Saviors                                        

       One bright morning, Hailey saw a flock of pufflings bringing food back to their burrow to feed their baby pufflings. Hailey was happy she loved baby pufflings. She loved to take pictures and she loved to hear them peap. She even saw a bird holding 20 fish in her beak. Then Hailey released baby puffins never come out. She studied all night. She learned that they don’t come out until they grow up.

       The next day Hailey was taking a walk and she saw a bird she went up to it to take a picture.The bird was scared she would touch her baby puffling. The bird instinctively swooped down to the burrow but she went to the wrong burrow it was a uninhabited  burrow.She wanted to go home and find  her baby she had to defend herself .

        The momma peeped and peeped it scared hailey away . She flew back to her baby while Hailey ran away. Hailey knew puffling weren’t mean she just wanted her  baby back and to just go home. So Hailey still like little puffins she still thought they were nice and cute.

        The puffins finally grown up and there parents left them. For a week the puffins rest and  relax.When the week ended  the puffins leave.That whole night they stayed up looking for stranded puffins. They had to venture because they were scared of the cars. Hailey saw a dog chasing a puffin she beat the dog to the puffin Hailey  nestles it in her hand.She saved it all her friends called a saviour. After that she took it home and let it free the next day.

    By Marissa

 

Cool Facts About Puffins     

Puffins talk in their underground burrows. They nest in the soft Earth in underground tunnels.  A puffin nests in a underground tunnel and only lays one egg. In Iceland people call puffins a Lundi. On top of all this is its outstanding natural beauty with its varied landscape and wildlife which makes the islands a popular stopping place for shorter or longer visits. The puffins are stocky, short winged and short tailed birds, with black upper parts and white or brownish-grey underparts. Puffins breed in colonies on coasts and islands. Puffins weigh up to 780 grams or 1.7 pounds. Puffins form long-term relationships. Puffins eat fish and zooplankton. The specie name for puffins is Fratercula Arctica. Puffins can live up to 20-30 years.     The smallest type of puffin is an Atlantic Puffin.

The height of an Atlantic Puffin is 18 centimeters tall! A puffin spends most of its time swimming, diving, and feeding. A puffin is a very poor flier. It only flies a little at a time. Did you know in Latin puffin means “Little Brother”. An Tufted Puffin is a medium sized, stocky, seabird with a rounded head. An Tufted Puffins call is low like this “Errrrr”. A Tufted Puffin also eats squid, octopus, crabs, jellyfish, and zooplankton. Puffins can carry 5-20 fish at a time to the nest they made. The Atlantic Puffin is sometimes called “The clown of the sea” or “Sea Parrot. That’s my second paragraph.Now going to the third.

Very young puffins look like tiny balls of black, downy feathers. Did you know the oldest living puffin on record is 32 years old! Atlantic Puffins can dive approximately 50-200 feet underwater. Puffin pairs often mate for life. In Newfoundland and Labrador there are more than 500,000 pairs. That’s 1,000,000 individual puffins. Puffins will sometimes compete over territory by locking beaks and wrestling until one of them is on the ground. Puffins burrows are 1 to 2 meters deep, often turning at angles right, left, up and down. Puffins nest on coastal islands in Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador, and in Canadian Arctic. Puffins also nest in Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and the British Isles. Did you know when people see puffins they expect them to be a bigger.

By Tristen                                                                                  

Papegaaiduiker in een licht sneeuwbuitje!
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Martha de Jong-Lantink via Compfight

The Puffins Are Here     

The crowd is here!

The children is here.

Here is the birds.

They venture out of the burrows instinctively!

Children nestle the birds.

Birds are here and birds are coming.

They go and stay wherever you are going.

They are stranded everywhere.

Some are uninhabited.

Some are here and out beyond the sea.

Crowds cheer and hear pufflings there.

They are here and there they stay.

Here they are all flying with happiness.

With a smile on everybody’s faces.

They all laugh and cheer when they are here.

              By Makayla

 

The Puffins Are Back

By Xander

The puffins are instinctively flying toward the uninhabited island they’re going to make burrows.

The puffling nestles with his mom.

The puffling ventures out of his burrow.

The nights of the pufflings are here.

Time to rescue stranded pufflings and bring them back to sea.

 

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