Puffin, or the tammie norrie as it is affectionately known in Orkney. Breed between May and early August. Best to see large numbers is Castle of Burrian on Westray. Also get close views at the RSPB’s North Hill reserve on Papa Westray and you can spot a few at Marwick Head in the west mainland, at the Old Man of Hoy, Noup Cliffs on Westray and the isle of Copinsay. There are 61,000 puffins in Orkney but 59,000 of these are on remote Sule Skerry, 40 miles west of the Orkney mainland.
Atlantic or Common Puffin - native to the Atlantic Ocean, in Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Newfoundland and many North Atlantic islands, and as far south as Maine in the west and the British Isles in the east.
Atlantic puffin photographed "gallivanting" on Skomer island near Pembrokeshire in Wales (UK). In August 2007, the Atlantic Puffin was proposed as the official symbol of the Liberal Party of Canada after a leader observed a colony of these birds and became fascinated by their antics.