Puffins are curious and unafraid of humans, and very sociable among themselves. I loved this image of their crowding around your boat, like drinkers hovering at the pub door.

‘You can take your boat in among them.¬† They scatter to start with, but then slowly seep back in, soon enough clustered around you like a crowd waiting for the pub to open.’

Source: Adam Nicolson, Sea Room: An Island Life (London: Harper Collins, 2013 (2002)), p. 178

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