Puffins near Portland

Puffins, one of the oddest, most charming and hardest to see birds to see in the United States, but it’s getting easier because their numbers on Eastern Egg Rock, a southern Maine island hit a record 148 pairs in 2014. Warming water temperature threatened the efforts of Project Puffin to bring the cartoonish seabird back to its lost colonies.

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Sea Gulls Play Tug of War with Snake

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Sometimes the most common animals really put on a show, making them more fun to see than some rare bird you only catch a glimpse of. On a trip to New Jersey’s pinelands this weekend, I got to see two sea gulls fight over a snake.

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