VIDEO: Farne Islands puffin lays an egg

Rangers on the Farne Islands have revealed the first video of a puffin laying an egg as they begin their five-yearly census.

The footage has been captured by a nest camera placed in a seabird’s burrow for the first time to record the birds’ behaviour in intimate detail.

To develop their understanding of the birds, rangers have placed cameras down some of the burrows and were able to capture this footage of the moment one puffin laid an egg. It is thought to be the first time this has happened in a wild setting.

National Trust rangers will carry out a survey of how many breeding pairs of the birds live on the habitat over the next three months.

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