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Nancy

> On Feb 26, 2019, at 16:56, Al Merritt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> How many words does the Puffin have in his vocabulary?
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> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ian Clark
> Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 12:47 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Puffin talk in Quechee March 12
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> Machias Seal Island hosts colonies of thousands of Atlantic puffins and
> common murres, along with smaller numbers of terms and other waterfowl. The
> puffins and murres come ashore only to nest and raise their young. Seals are
> also frequent visitors to the Island.
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> Join the Quechee Camera Club on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 at the Quechee
> Club as photographer Ian Clark takes us on a journey to visit the Island
> with his travelogue 'Puffin Stuff.' Ian has visited the Island four times,
> taking over 12,000 photos of the wildlife. He'll present views of most of
> the species of birds and mammals found on the island and share information
> how you can visit the Island. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. 
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> Atlantic puffins, also known as 'clowns of the sea' are true seabirds - they
> live at sea and come ashore only to nest. They nest in burrows on islands on
> both sides of the North Atlantic. They were once widely hunted but in recent
> years their population has increased and they are extending their range
> further south down the coast of Maine. 
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> Ian spent many years operating commercial photo labs and tackling technical
> photographic problems, including a stint as the Manager of the Photographic
> Section at NASA's Langley Research Center. He has a B.S. from the Rochester
> Institute of Technology and did his master's work at the S.I. Newhouse
> School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He has been a news
> stringer off and on since 1975. For many years, he has traveled extensively
> to photograph railroads, focusing on our remaining steam locomotives.
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> Locally, he's best known for his sports photos in the local papers. In
> October 2018, he was accepted as a Juried Member of the League of New
> Hampshire Craftsmen.