The little auk is a small seabird, comparable to the size of a starling. They have white lower parts and black beak and upper parts. The neck and tail are both short.
They fly with extremely quick whirring beats of the wings usually low across the sea.
The little auk breeds in the Arctic and visits the UKs waters in small numbers during the winter months. In the autumn, some birds will enter the North Sea with large numbers sometimes being seen during gales passing offshore.
Their diets mainly consist of plankton, fish and other tiny marine creatures.
The Puffin, also known as the Atlantic Puffin is listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on the Red List of Threatened Species.