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Puffins sighted at Calf of Man for first time in decades

A real puffin (R) photographed next to a puffin decoy (L) - image credit: Keirron Tastagh

Plastic models attract the real thing

Puffins have been photographed on the Calf of Man for what's thought to be the first time in decades.

Fake plastic models of the small seabirds have been dotted around the island in an effort to bring back the real thing.

New photographs shared with the Manx Wildlife Trust show a real Puffin pecking at its plastic counterpart.

Aron Sapsford is a calf ornithological warden and says the recent sightings have sparked fresh hopes of seeing the species return to our shores more often:

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