|Anyone for fish? from Gary Jones' photo|
by Sharon Whitley the rambling artist
I finished the puffin painting last night and here he (or she) is with a mouth full of fish ready to take into his burrow to feed the little puffins. Such comical little characters they are - I had never seen one for real until last month when Gary took my daughter and I to the Farne Islands on the East coast of England - have never seen so many birds in one place, puffins, guillemots, kittiwakes, razorbills to name a few. This is where he took the photo that I used for this painting. It was a great day (and it was sunny!) I loved watching the puffins fly out to catch their sand eels and fly back in to feed their young waiting underground in their burrows. Mind you before they could get to their burrows they had to get past the greedy black headed gulls who were waiting to pinch their fish - just take a look at this........
|Oi you black headed bully - go catch your own lunch!!|
photo taken by Gary Jones