[Tweeters] Puffins documented using tool for itchy spots

Tucker, Trileigh TRI at seattleu.edu
Mon Dec 30 18:10:11 PST 2019

Hi Tweets,

A fascinating new observation by Oxford scientist Annette L. Fayet, freshly documented, of seabird tool use – Washington Post article here<https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/12/30/rare-video-shows-puffin-using-tool-scratch-an-itch/>. Another researcher noted that this is a bit puzzling; couldn’t the puffin reach the spot with its beak? Apparently this is the first documentation of tool use by a seabird, very exciting.

Good birding to all,

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Trileigh Tucker
Pelly Valley, West Seattle

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