🤣🤣🤣🤣 Thanks, Nancy > On Feb 26, 2019, at 16:56, Al Merritt <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > How many words does the Puffin have in his vocabulary? > > > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > 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 > > > > 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. > > > > 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. > > > > 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. > > > > > > 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. > > 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.