personality of the shore bears many names. In addition to Puffin
it is known as the Sea Parrot, Tamie Norie, Bottle Nose and Coulter
Neb. Its great
beak, decked out in horny plates by way of breeding season adornment,
look like a wee clown of the sea. Its eye has a triangular setting.
Its smart black and
white plumage, plus its orange feet and legs, add to the whole effect.
In short the
Puffin, whether on the rocks, among the pink thrift, or on the blue
waves, is a joy to watch.