The indomitable spirit of these fierce, independent little avian mariners is to be admired. They come to their own private islands to recreate and nest in the late spring and summer.
When baby puffins are ready, the big and little puffins go back to the sea, far, far out. No one is exactly sure where they will spend the fall and winter, floating, flying, diving, fishing, and braving fierce winter winds and wild seas.
Here, we show the puffin buffeted by wind and waves in its seven-month return to the sea. Sterling silver puffin carved from ancient fossilized Mastodon tusk, gold-plated bill detail, faceted moonstone at the top of the wave. Comes with a sterling silver 18″ medium tiff chain.
If you live anywhere in America, you can buy this piece. We cannot ship to CA, HI, IL, NY, and NJ because this piece contains ancient mammoth or mastodon bone, and these states have laws prohibiting us from shipping to these states. We respect their rules and will not ship to these five states.
Puffin on cliff face in Ireland overlooking the ocean
I Saw Puffins
For the First Time
I once spent ten days in Ireland. I went with a group of Americans on a trip sponsored by the Institute for Noetic Science. We went by boat out to the Aran Islands. It was cold, windy, raining, with rough seas. I had packed a serious canvas coat with a green corduroy collar. It kept me warm. Because the boat was crowded on the passage over, I stood outside at the back of the boat with five other guys.
What we saw were dozens of Puffins shooting by. I’ve heard Puffins described as looking like little flying footballs, and that was exactly what they looked like. When we landed, I was drenched, but I will have this enduring memory of these compact little sea birds flying low and fast across the tops of waves.
On the trip back two days later, the sun was shining, and the sea was calm. We saw no Puffins. They’re tough little birds. It seemed, on that windy day, they were out for sport.
Name: Puffin – Into the Sea, Into the Gale
Precious Metal: Sterling Silver (with gold-filled beak detail)
Gems: Ancient Fossilized Mammoth Tusk and Moonstone
Measurement: Top of swirls to bottom 1 3/4″
Chain: 18″ Sterling Silver Medium Tiff Chain
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