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Take lots of flash cards when you set out to photograph Atlantic Puffins.  They're just so darn cute and likable you can't stop.   Many at Inner Farne Island off the east coast of Northumberland, England were just loafing on the rocks.  But why did they carry the sand eels in their mouth?  Was it to impress the females by showing them what good fishers they were, and perhaps mates as well?