By Olivia B. Waxman
April 28, 2016

BBC documentary makers visiting England’s Farne Islands pulled a baby puffin — known as a “puffling” — out of its burrow to “see the world for the first time” in a BBC Earth clip published Wednesday.

“Puffins spend most of their lives at sea, but when they return to land, they become burrowers” to protect their young from predators like the “great skua,” the narrator says in footage shared on YouTube.

Last year was a tough year for nearly 40,000 seabirds on the island, as heavy rains flooded their burrows, according to an annual review by National Trust, the U.K. conservation charity.

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