Puffins are awesome. Their striking colors are beautiful and it is great fun to see them flying and roosting along the coastal cliffs. This¬†puffin headband is just as fun as the birds themselves. Great for a day out on the water fishing or sightseeing!¬†
Fun facts about puffins:
- They are nicknamed "sea parrots" and sometimes "clowns of the sea"!
- Puffins spend most of their time at sea, months on end in fact. They can surf atop waves for resting to break up life at sea.
- With wings that can (or must) flap 400 times a minute, puffins can cover up to 55 miles (88 km) an hour! Since they are essentially nomadic birds who return to shore only a few months a year, they cover a lot of miles.
- With strong webbed feet for rudders, puffins can dive almost 200 feet. As they dive, they use their wings to flap underwater, giving them superb propulsion. Scientists say they're actually better at swimming than flying.