Pretty much since the ground thawed this year, I've been kind of obsessed with birds. I put up a bunch of feeders around my yard so I can watch the little wingers do their business. I've got seed feeders large and small, a hummingbird feeder... you name it. And today, as I was sitting at my desk, watching my work email inbox grow larger by the minute, I discovered the Puffin Live Cam.

The National Audubon Society has a web cam placed out on Seal Island, well off the coast of Rockland, in a spot called the Loafing Ledge. And at any time of day or night, you can flip on this web cam, and just check out what the puffins are up to. As I type, the camera angle had changed a bit, and was showing a whole menagerie if puffins taking flight, for whatever reason.

Fun Fact: Groups of puffins can be called a variety of names, such as a colony, puffinry, circus, burrow, gathering, or improbability. Better then crows. Who would want to be called a murder?!

Far be it from me to suggest that you shouldn't get any work done today. But, it's gorgeous outside, And it's Monday. So this was the closest way I could find to bring a little bit of the weekend into the office. And hey, I wrote this, so I obviously got something done today. Ha!

Anyway, enjoy your time outside, inside.


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